>To develop a new typeface for this digital age.
>So we read most things from computer screens now where as before we read from print. So some might think the Typefaces of old would work well for us today right? Nope and even thoguh we have been designing typefaces on computers for computers they weren't really though out for the wide range screen sizes and densities we use. From my quick bit of research Digi Grotesk was the first digitally created Typeface (sorry I'm omitting terminal typefaces as they are a product of engineers and not typedesigner) but it was designed with a CRT (cathode ray tube aka non lcd/plasma screen displays think about old tv's and computer monitors) and they had a much lower pixel density compared to current displays.
There we are so that above is what a crt looked like when you got really close, about half the range of viewing before my mom would shriek I would go blind. There are other aspects that are different like scan lines and refresh rate that are also different between crt and lcds too but I don't want to go on too much.