As we plunge into the final editing phase of Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014, perennial contributor Dyana Weissman offers this poetic prelude. Enjoy, and feel free to respond with your own. — SC
Haikus and I go back a long time. Many of us learned about them in elementary school. I enjoyed them, particularly because of their traditional emphasis on nature.
For that reason, it may seem odd to dedicate such a poem to a piece of software. But my philosophy has long been that the best typefaces are those that don’t rely on the computer for their design. Beautiful lines and shapes are pure and simple, and exist without a screen. Likewise, haikus are pure and simple, and may focus on beauty, as do many of these designs below.