Christian Mariacher

Open Type-Writer

What is the typewriter to me as a graphic designer?
There are two things, which strike my about the era of typewriter-technology:
First, it generated a whole genre of monospaced typefaces which can still be used today for aesthetic or functional purposes. Second, the typewriter’s limited number of characters. Thanks to OpenType technology, today everybody has access to thousands of characters by simply switching on their computer. An overwhelming amount of choices has become the norm in modern society. We’re now finding out that quantity has become a burden. Our human ability to make choices lessens with a rising number of alternatives.
© Christian Mariacher, 2015