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By Mordy Golding | Thursday, September 12, 2013
Watch Doyald Young, Logotype Designer at lynda.com.
Today would have been Doyald Young’s 87th birthday. The famous typeface and logotype designer/teacher said:
There are over a hundred thousand fonts out there. … People say, ‘If there are a hundred thousand fonts, why are you drawing a letter? Why not use a font and do something with it?’ Well, I have very technical reasons of why I do that, but I also have a very simple answer, which is, it’s custom. I am designing something custom for you. … It’s custom. We all want something unique.
Scott Erickson, who directed the lynda.com Creative Inspirations documentary Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, watched the film again in Young’s memory. “It still inspires me after all these years,” he says, “and I’m proud to have been able to capture his story.” After Young’s death in February 2011, lynda.com made the entire documentary free to all viewers.
For a dose of inspiration, watch his documentary today, or add it to your playlist.
And if watching Doyald Young has you thinking about typography, check out the following courses, too:
• Foundations of Typography
• The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisans
With online video courses at lynda.com, you can reach your goals faster. Learn software, improve your skills, and get an inside look at how the professionals work.
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