19 Apr 2014

Matthew Carter’s TED2014 talk: My life in typefaces

Type designer Matthew Carter speaking at TED2014 conference.

The question is, does a constraint force a compromise? By accepting a constraint, are you working to a lower standard? I don't believe so, and I’ve always been encouraged by something that Charles Eames said. He said he was conscious of working within constraints, but not of making compromises. The distinction between a constraint and a compromise is obviously very subtle, but it’s very central to my attitude to work.

(via ted.com)