I nev­er had a for­mal type design edu­ca­tion. I stud­ied graph­ic design and had an inter­est in type design, but at my uni­ver­si­ty there were only gen­er­al typog­ra­phy cours­es. Yet I was intrigued by the mys­ter­ies of let­ter forms. For exam­ple, why did fonts like Stem­pel™ print­ed from my com­put­er nev­er look as good as they did in old­er books?