“One great advantage of being both a graphic designer and type designer is that your work in one discipline feeds back into your work in the other”
Kai Bernau on the development of Neutral: http://ilovetypography.com/2014/04/14/neutral-fonts-typotheque/
“The secret of type is that it speaks”
Paul Claudel, quoted by Michael Cho on Medium: https://medium.com/who-what-why/1523564d966c
“You design a typeface. You make a font.”
Erik Spierkermann on the terminology difference between the use of the two terms: http://nerdplusart.com/type-terminology-smackdown/
“Designing type is to interpret a preexisting system — to work within a well-defined set of restrictions.”
Sibylle Hagmann, on the factors that determine the design of a typeface. MyFonts Creative Characters Interview: http://www.myfonts.com/newsletters/cc/201304.html
“Typography is a servant-the servant of thought & language to which it gives visible existence.”
Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer 1918-81 (in Eye Magazine, 83, p. 51).
“It has become apparent to me that doing calligraphy makes you a better type designer, and doing type design makes you a better calligrapher.”
Seb Lester, I Love Typography
“Why is it that when describing typography, the Latins think of food, whilst the Anglo-Saxons think of authority?”
Erik Spiekermann, on the arbitrary choice of typographic terms in different languages. Rhyme & Reason: A Typographic Novel, p. 103.