“The devil is in the detail” is an idiom for that which is small things are often overlooked and cause problems later on. Much like a beautiful wine glass with a hairline crack. Although tiny details seem insignificant, the imperfections disrupt an experience, because they too are essential to the whole.
It’s been a little more than a year since I began my interview series, Typography Dojo, and I feel like I’ve learned so much along the way from typographic masters!
I was taught to handle both ends of the type spectrum. Meaning, you can hand-draw type, which is lettering, where you’re handling three or four words at the max. I was also taught that a good designer has to be able to handle 300 words or more on a page in typesetting. A good designer needs to handle both.