Do type, Fonts & Typography reflect the zeitgeist?

Stephen Coles, writing for the PrintMag, took a critical look at some of the recent trends in typography to conclude that “much of the typography we see today is a reflection of our culture at large.” He pointed out that the “typefaces inspired by hand-painted and handmade signs, like brush scripts and mid-century gothics, are increasingly prevalent” because it “represents a general cultural nostalgia that often accompanies economic recession. After two decades of digital domination, we are drawn to the raw, the natural and the handmade.” This is well worth a read. [PrintMag]