Criticism for web typography
Yesterday I asked for critique at Typophile regarding my Graublau Sans Web with Lucida sanserif type specimen. No responses yet, but sooner or later we’ll have a good discussion going. This got me thinking – where do you critique?
The reason Typophile’s forums are so important is similar to the reason Typesites is a valuable effort: these are places to deconstruct and question web typography for the purposes of improving our skills and strengthening our understanding.
These sites work for critique because they’re neutral. They don’t belong to any one blogger or commercial entity (or, at least, they feel that way thanks to their authors and communities). That’s not to say that amazing discussion doesn’t happen in blog comments, just that situations like those depend heavily on the blogger.
Where’s your crit wall?
If you practice web type critique (or web design critique, or graphic design critique), where does that take place? I would love to know. Please leave a comment.
If you don’t have a Typophile account, why not? Membership is optional. Forums used to really bug me, but Typophile’s forums are well-made and their community is friendly, passionate, and global. You should sign up and share your thoughts.
For web typography to be respected as a part of our art and craft, we need to give web typesetting our fullest criticism. Let’s start by finding places to share and constructively critique our work.