From idea to typeface: How are fonts designed?

Typeface designers regularly face questions about how fonts are created, and rightly so I would think. It is fairly understandable for this obscure profession to appear somewhat mystifying to the vast majority of people — most folks have probably never even pondered the existence of a font or where it might come from. And truth be told, even for many professionals in the fields of design or publishing the process of shaping and producing a novel font is a small enigma.


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