Writing has always been influenced by the tools we use. It can be a broad nib pen, a brush or a typewriter. It’s fascinating to look closer at how these devices work, and what in their construction, or in the way we use them, influences the form of the letters.

I’ve started to collect some textual and visual notes on tools and processes that informed my work as typeface designer. Here is the first design bite: a 5’ read on the Tecnostyl Lettering Set from the 1970s.


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