TypExperiments, Typedesign at the edge, but within legibility , bachelor ,thesis, Jakob Runge, university, Würzburg

A typeface’s functionality is always more important than its formal style. Legibility is the highest demand for a typeface’s right to exist. However, perfect legibility cannot be defined absolutely. It is throughout an interaction between the viewer’s personality, formal font-characteristics and the context of its use…

… What happens, if the difference between type-design and graphic-design can hardly be distinguished anymore? What if every letter turns into a headliner and breaks out of the homogenous system of “best legibility”? In how far can formal design parameters of a typeface be exaggerated or newly combined?

Bachelor thesis of Jakob Runge, in summer 2010, at the university of applied sciences Würzburgdraft, scribble, TypExperiments, Typedesign at the edge, but within legibility , bachelor ,thesis, Jakob Runge, university, Würzburg

Seven different fonts have been developed, by joining a scientific-experimental approach, an analogue handmade contention and digital processing. These fonts sample and even break the limits of legibility, respectively. The processes of developing these font types are documented in 7 booklets, which can additionally be folded out as posters, presenting the different types.

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booklets

The booklets are documenting the process of every (type-) experiment, the development of the typefaces and are going into detail of single glyphs.

poster

poster, experimental type design, TypExperiments, Typedesign at the edge, but within legibility , bachelor ,thesis, Jakob Runge, university, Würzburg The posters are presenting the human side through a decent

amusing description of the type inside every typeface.

On demand, all 7 experimental typefaces are available as full functional OpenType-fonts.


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