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The Value of Multi-Typeface Design

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  • Lead By Bethany Heck
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Designers are taught to limit the number of typefaces they use in any given design, but why do these rules exist, and when are you justified in breaking them? When can adding typefaces improve a design? We will break down common conceptions about typeface systems and learn what makes type pairings and systems effective while uncovering the benefits mixing typefaces can bring, from unique aesthetics, showcasing typefaces and improving user experiences.

This event is part of the Letterform Lecture series, co-presented by [email protected] West and the San Francisco Public Library, and sponsored by Adobe Typekit.

Video of the Lecture