@typemytype sorry, seeing this just now. Social media overwhelm the last few days
@Typenerd Yes. Seeing the many successful pan-script collaborations of designers native in their respective scripts seem to prove that it’s possible even in large series. More often than not local designers surprised us with sensitive yet imaginative translations of existing Latin designs into entirely new forms. I think that is preferable to the “old” way of Western designers attempting to master all scripts with the occasional consultant who never gets appropriate credit, money or fame.
This is probably how weird and unjust it sounds to men when women demand some pieces of the cake, or even 50% how dare they. Why should I give them my job, my nice comfy position, my speaking slot, my interview. I need the money, too!
Why should we give type design jobs to designers native in these scripts? Because they may be from an underrepresented part of the industry, a less privileged region, or not white. Don’t we want more opportunities for people that are not white Westerners?
Should Western/Latin type designers design for other scripts, too, or not better pass these jobs on to native designers? More controversial than I thought.
Imagine men made all products specifically used by and aimed at women. They educate women in making them but afterwards don’t let them make ’em themselves although they have the better/unique insight into how women use them. Men see that the latter is useful though so they occasionally let women consult on the work the men do. 🤔
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@n8 Yes and yes! I have so many thoughts on this right now. We are working on ideas of “antifragile” publishing and distribution in school right now and channels and bottlenecks and gatekeeping come up all the time
@n8 or form a union
@letterror Definitely a Nena song. Either Kleine Taschenlampe brennt or Leuchtturm.
So hörenswert und so tröstlich-ermunternd 🙌
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