A chapter from the book ‘The Two Faces of One Revolution’ Vladimir Krichevsky and Alexey Dombrovsky.
Interview with François Rappo
Typography is a bit like a chair. If you are designing a chair you have the functional task, people are going to sit on it. You need it to be stable, safe and functional. But when you want to go beyond that, that is quite difficult. Especially for body text typefaces, those are the most functional and the least spectacular of the letterforms. They are a bit like sneakers.