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From the invisible to the visible: the hand of the designer

Fraser Muggeridge

How much individual expression should there be in a graphic designers work? Stanley Morison argued in 1936 that typography should be readable and any design decisions that come between the author and the reader should be avoided. In 2016 this has become a relatively easy thing to achieve with the multitude of digital tools and typefaces available. The question now is how to express the individual hand of the designer when we are all using the same tools and how to utilise craft and achieve difference in the work.