The process to create a typeface is long and arduous, and even though there are tools now that Claude Garamond would envy, it stil remains painstaking. Besides having to draw a number of signs (lowercase, uppercase, numbers, punctuation, diacritics, ligatures etc.), what is important is to have a specific style and functionality. While there are typographers fully dedicated to their work, only they can generate a font family with 24 variants that looks perfect.
illustrations: Ian X., Testshoot
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by Paola Vázquez Graglia