Good Readings on Typography Design

‘Design is solving problems. Graphic design is solving problems by making marks. Type is a uniquely rich set of marks because it makes language visible. Working successfully with type is essential for effective graphic design.’ — John Kane, A Type Primer

Interviews with the typography experts Mr Keith Tam, Programme Leader of BA(Hons) in Communication Design and Mr Sammy Or, Part-time Visiting Lecturer, are recommended for reading.

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KEITH TAM
‘Though of course, ‘type as image’ is also an important area that’s more closely related to traditional graphic design and advertising. But from my perspective ‘type as information’ needs more urgent attention these days.’
「儘管“作為圖像的字體”在傳統的平面設計和廣告領域中佔有重要的一席之地,但在我看來,當下亟待關注的應是“作為信息的字體”。」
- An interview with PolyU Design (Keith Tam) / Design 360°
English: http://bit.ly/1lARzcn 
Chinese中文: http://bit.ly/1lARzt1

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SAMMY OR
現為理大設計學院客席講師的柯熾堅,和記者見面時十分興奮,指着電梯內的「樓層說明」興奮地說:「呢款字體我負責設計㗎!」他造的字又豈止於此,由港鐵站牌、智能手機字體、港府文書,甚至報章都是在用他設計的字,幾乎睜開眼就可見到他的手筆。
- 由地鐵到手機 造字師作品處處可見 / Apple Daily
http://bit.ly/1r4zOPh

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Another report worth reading is 'It’s complicated . . . Keith Chi-hang Tam, Hong Kong-based designer discusses the history, theory and practice of typography with art4d’ (art4d, July 2014). The magazine is published in Thai and English.