This talk took place on November 7, 2017 in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library as part of Type@Cooper West's Letterform Lecture Series. This recording was made possible by a generous sponsorship from Adobe Typekit.
After 20 years of relative stability, the OpenType format has been expanding its capabilities recently with the introduction of new extensions allowing preset color effects and dynamic access to variations. Color fonts and variable fonts expand both the possibilities and challenges for typeface design and development, but we're are only just starting to seeing their potential in action. This talk will review the nature of these new formats as well as what they may make possible.
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.