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.'
Raiders of the Lost Glyphs
Since the introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000, digital typography has reached a level of sophistication like never before in history. The number of fonts that support the extended character set and rich typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. And yet software applications offering typesetting capabilities still fail to provide an adequate typographic interface to access all of this. As a result their creative potential remains mostly hidden, even for advanced users.
Together with Nadine Chahine, Yves Peters is the initiator of the #AdobeTypeUI campaign, and is now collaborating with the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board to bring the typographic interface into the 21st century. After giving a brief overview of how users have interacted with type in the different typesetting technologies, Yves will explain the paradigm shift caused by the advent of OpenType, to help you use feature-rich OpenType fonts to the fullest.