EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY

    A book that tries to understand what experimental means

    This book uses Peter Bilak's essay on experimental typography, and my own response to his essay. This project was my most challenging to date, as it pushed my understanding of what type actually is, how we read, and how we understand language in text-based forms.

    My concept was to create a new language. A hard task. What I came up with was an idea of a language for the future with technology. Formats are getting thinner with mobile devices, and traditional typography has issues online. What I created was a compressed, modified version of Helvetica that was all caps (except i) and used digrams as glyphs, reducing my total character count by about 20%. It took common letter pairs such as "ee" or "ch" and turned them into one glyph that was stacked.

    • CATEGORY
      Print
    • TOOLS
      Indesign
      Fontlab
    • DATE
      November 2013