Why is slang improper? If a particular type of language is "othered" what does that reveal about the construct that "others" it? What does it mean to understand a dialect but not actively speak it? How do graphic designers operate within visual dialects? Is there a graphic form of slang? In a play an actor might use an accent to more realistically become a character, does a graphic designer ever do this?
Walton thinks the digital grotesque in type design spans three visual categories.
The rigid rules of the type world, think Massimo Vignelli
Free fonts that are looked down upon as universally trash
Fonts should cost money, support the designers
John Cage characterized his longtime collaboration with Merce Cunningham by stating: “It’s less like an object and more like the weather. Because in an object, you can tell where the boundaries are. But in the weather, it’s impossible to say when something begins or ends.”