Manifesto was designed for an article written in response to opinions that philosophy and personal expression have been wiped clean from today’s design profession. Contemporary design is sterile and sublime. Enter Ken Garland’s revision of the original 1964 Manifesto. The publishing of the “First Things First” manifesto 2000 is exhibit A that a trend for social belief systems is growing. Or is it? Many comfortably accept that designers are indeed “engaged in nothing less than the manufacture of contemporary reality”. The four ‘voices’ of the TX Manifesto Family (Regular, Slant, Stout and Stencil) is intended for your typographical response, and push for conscientious design.