Inge Druckrey, a beloved and highly respected graphic design professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is the subject of a 38-minute film that highlights her work as an artist and instructor, reports Fast Company.
A particularly thoughtful sequence, one that brings to life Druckrey’s dictum about seeing wonderful things you never noticed, has her narrating a student’s attempt at developing a typeface. Severny lets the student’s capital letter R take up the whole screen, fading from one version to the next as Druckrey narrates the refinements taking place before our eyes. For those who don’t think much about type on a daily basis, it’s a two-minute crash course in "really learning to look" at letters, a glimpse into the interdependent system of angles, connections, and stroke weights that make some typefaces just feel right.
Original source: Fast Company
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