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This monotype typeface created by Synoptic Office, where the height of the letterforms is determined by how often a letter is used, is definitely a looker!

As described on Synoptic’s website, “this typeface maps the rhythmic ebb and flow of English.”

(Source: typetoken.net)

Nice typeface by Travis Kochel.

"It does feel rather magical: you type numbers, it  creates graphics. The formatting for all three fonts is to type the  numbers as a sum, with the numbers separated by plus symbols: 20+40+10+30 for example. The fonts have a set of basic numbers and letters  (resembling a compressed Trade Gothic) you can use with ligatures turned  off to type in and check your numbers. Turning the ligatures on  transforms your numbers into charts”

Nice typeface by Travis Kochel.

"It does feel rather magical: you type numbers, it creates graphics. The formatting for all three fonts is to type the numbers as a sum, with the numbers separated by plus symbols: 20+40+10+30 for example. The fonts have a set of basic numbers and letters (resembling a compressed Trade Gothic) you can use with ligatures turned off to type in and check your numbers. Turning the ligatures on transforms your numbers into charts”

Interesting type blog by letters, numbers and glyphs.

Interesting type blog by letters, numbers and glyphs.

What makes letters legible?

typographylinks:

At first glance these questions might seem impossible to answer, because reading is a matter of habit. We read best, what we read most. For example: 100 years ago, Germany was divided between people who claimed that either blackletter or the Roman script is more legible and should be used to set German. The supporters of blackletter typefaces claimed, the simple Roman shapes would hurt the eyes and cause fatigue. The supporters of the Roman typefaces claimed that the blackletter shapes are way too complex and therefore hurt the eyes and cause fatigue … But in fact, both kinds of writing can be perfectly legible, as long as we are used to them. It is therefore perfectly natural that we consider the kind of script most legible that we are most familiar with.

In this post, Ralf Herrmann goes into great detail to talk about what makes letters legible, looking at studies and tests that have been conducted.

Nice type from Anna Garforth.

Nice type from Anna Garforth.

This monotype typeface created by Synoptic Office, where the height of the letterforms is determined by how often a letter is used, is definitely a looker!

As described on Synoptic’s website, “this typeface maps the rhythmic ebb and flow of English.”

(Source: typetoken.net)

Nice typeface by Travis Kochel.

"It does feel rather magical: you type numbers, it  creates graphics. The formatting for all three fonts is to type the  numbers as a sum, with the numbers separated by plus symbols: 20+40+10+30 for example. The fonts have a set of basic numbers and letters  (resembling a compressed Trade Gothic) you can use with ligatures turned  off to type in and check your numbers. Turning the ligatures on  transforms your numbers into charts”

Nice typeface by Travis Kochel.

"It does feel rather magical: you type numbers, it creates graphics. The formatting for all three fonts is to type the numbers as a sum, with the numbers separated by plus symbols: 20+40+10+30 for example. The fonts have a set of basic numbers and letters (resembling a compressed Trade Gothic) you can use with ligatures turned off to type in and check your numbers. Turning the ligatures on transforms your numbers into charts”

Interesting type blog by letters, numbers and glyphs.

Interesting type blog by letters, numbers and glyphs.

(Source: prostoslozhno)

What makes letters legible?

typographylinks:

At first glance these questions might seem impossible to answer, because reading is a matter of habit. We read best, what we read most. For example: 100 years ago, Germany was divided between people who claimed that either blackletter or the Roman script is more legible and should be used to set German. The supporters of blackletter typefaces claimed, the simple Roman shapes would hurt the eyes and cause fatigue. The supporters of the Roman typefaces claimed that the blackletter shapes are way too complex and therefore hurt the eyes and cause fatigue … But in fact, both kinds of writing can be perfectly legible, as long as we are used to them. It is therefore perfectly natural that we consider the kind of script most legible that we are most familiar with.

In this post, Ralf Herrmann goes into great detail to talk about what makes letters legible, looking at studies and tests that have been conducted.

Nice type from Anna Garforth.

Nice type from Anna Garforth.

About:

TYPOCOM is a Manchester based graphic design consultancy comprising identity design, brand development and visual communication solutions.

Established in 2002, we are a passionate team, drawn from different disciplines, with the expertise to adapt to the demands of a specific project. We offer an extensive range of creative services helping our clients to communicate through brand identity, corporate literature, advertising, digital media, wayfinding and visual information systems.

We understand and value working closely and collaboratively with our clients on all levels, and have extensive experience working with public sector organisations, local authorities, private sector firms and individuals and the arts & culture industry.