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I'm writing an article on the development of graphic design the last 20 years for my magazine: the idea is to give a picture of the evolution of graphic design since early days of desk top publishing.
Type is of course a vital part of this. The digital font scene in 1987 was small, the number of fonts in a normal computer was microscopical, at least compared to today.
My main interests are the development of type technology, and the trends. On the tech side, Open Type has been the latest big leap; among the trendiest fonts during the last two decades are (maybe) Template Gothic and Interstate.
Tips, ideas and thoughts on these subjects are very welcome and helpful!