Ben Mitchell – What can Thai teach us about Latinisation?

Another former student of the MA typeface design at the University of Reading underlines impressively the outstanding role that Reading plays for contemporary type design, especially in the field of tension between Latin and non-Latin typefaces.

Ben Mitchell fleetingly turns the eurocentric view on type design upside down by asking what a non-latin typeface such as the Thai can teach us about Latinisation.

As Mitchell points out it: »You don’t need to be a native to design like a native.«