In this nice little video, we see how a typeface first used in 1569 was transformed into a new font for digital texts in Hebrew. The text's look and feel are based on the Plantin Polyglot Bible, which featured letters cut by a man named Guillaume Le Bey. What I love about it is the narrator of the piece is great evidence that craft and dedication don't have to go away in a digital world. We can connect new possibilities with our oldest traditions.
The typeface will be used first in The Selected Poems of Yehuda Halevi (Nextbook Press).
Via Sarah Rich.
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