Dr Peter Gilderdale
If someone tells you airily that they design type, you should probably probe further to find out what they actually mean. The word ‘type’ has megalomaniac tendencies, and will, given half a chance, act as a catch-all term that erases all difference. While many typographers would happily call my work ‘type’, as a calligrapher who designs letterforms, I would never describe it that way. To me there is a very clear difference between making alphabets and what a type designer does.