Podcast Episode #60: The “Next Big Thing” for Type

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Episode #60: Dan Rhatigan from Adobe Type

In the latest HOWLive podcast interview, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and Program Partner for HOW Design Live talks with Dan Rhatigan of Adobe Typekit about the democratization of type and how technology is transforming type with color fonts, variable fonts and the rise of emoji.


Dan Rhatigan HeadshotAbout Dan Rhatigan

Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in London and New York serving as Type Director for Monotype. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in the UK, and a very tattered passport.

Twitter: @ultrasparky @Typekit

Helpful Links: 

More Type Resources:

  • Adobe Type is involved in a lot of open source projects in order to help people learn how we make fonts. See our projects here.
  • The forums at typedrawers.com are an incredible resource for type designers and developers
  • Graphic Means is an upcoming documentary about the significance of changes in how designers worked before and after the introduction of desktop computers: graphicmeans.com
  • Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper program posts videos of the talks in its truly wonderful lecture series and the Typographics conferences.
  • Anyone with any interest in typography history and practice should plan a visit to the Letterform Archive in San Francisco and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI.



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