Name, first nameHéritier DavidYear of birth1985eMailheritier.firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldCommunication Design / Visual CommunicationTitle of projectVariable fonts, between possibility and necessityAbstractVariable fonts have been out for a few years now, but they still raise a lot of questions in international typographic conferences. Despite the revolutionary aspect the OpenType development group claims they have as a web technology, some designers are dubious of their real advantages and question the possible change they can really bring.
A lot of experiments have occurred since the 90ies and the lessons taught by Multiple Master and QuickDraw GX seem to have been learned. The moment appears to be right for the variable fonts to develop and change the habits of type creators, graphic designers and web developers. What will be theses changes and how will designers influence them and adapt to them?TutorsDaniel Sciboz