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 . And truth be told, even for many professionals in the fields of design or publishing the process of drawing and producing a novel font is a small enigma.
What’s this process like?
Fonts are created on the computer, right?
How does one come up with ideas for a new font?
Johannes Neumeier of Underscore Type elucidates the process of type design here.