Typeface Mechanics: 001

Tobias Frere-Jones:

The typeface design process has many counterintuitive moments. One of the earliest pertains to vertical position and size, which we expect to be consistent among letters. We could simply pick a measure and apply it everywhere. But this straightforward and logical plan would fail, thanks to our eyes and brains.

Super interesting post, the first in what appears will be an equally as interesting series of posts, from one of the biggest names in the business.