A decade ago graphic designer and rock drummer Yves Peters started reviewing type in his Bald Condensed column on Typographer.org. In August 2008 he put his graphic design career on the back burner, freeing him to concentrate on his writing and related activities in the digital type business.
After writing for Unzipped, his blog on the FontShop BeNeLux home page, Yves came to notoriety as the editor-in-chief for the international design and typography blog The FontFeed. He is now design writer and producer for FontShop News, news editor for Typographics, and assists MyFonts and a number of independent foundries as copywriter and consultant.
Yves tries to be critical about typography without coming across as a snob. His talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.
Nicole A. Phillips from Typograph.Her said of Yves: 'One of the best contemporary writers on typography, type design & culture because he makes his content accessible and easy to understand.'
Two Decades of Trajan in Movie Posters
Soon after its appearance on the font market more than 20 years ago, the Adobe Original Trajan was embraced by Hollywood.
Now it seems to grace more movie posters than any other typeface. Its stately and classic character shapes made it the go-to choice for Oscar material.
Yet in recent years the popular font has apparently fallen from grace, and a pretender to the throne is vying to take its place.