Drawing Futures was a conference held at the Bartlett School of Architecture in November 2016, in which speakers from a diverse range of academic and professional fields contributed to discussions of how the field of drawing might move forward as an important vehicle for speculation in the realms of art and architecture.
This book, created to accompany the conference, is a compendium of research and explorations into how drawing practice is being led by developments in technological manufacture and computational design. It brings together texts and images from conference participators and other contributors. The book is completely typeset in Lining Gothic, a decorative neo-grotesque sans serif typeface created by A Practice for Everyday Life.1 The Drawing Futures logo, used on the book’s cover, uses a medium weight of the same typeface, adapted to create links and bridges between the lettering until it takes on a structural quality, filling the space.
Lining Gothic is a contemporary interpretation of a typeface of the same name that was first advertised by the American Type Founders Company in 1897. The squared-off angles of its letterforms give it a modern digital appearance, which belies its nineteenth century origin. ↩