Brian Coe typography experiment_Unit 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Lina A.Hadi on June 29, 2011

Brian Coe suggested eliminating unnecessary strokes from lowercase letterforms, until only the bare minimum is left to maintain legibility. (Spencer, 1968: 62)

The resulting character set maintain the conventional form through virtue of distinctive features of each character; for example, the upper arm of lower case a, the double curve of the m. The rest of the character is suggested by short vertical strokes indicating the removed limb, and may be reconstructed by the reader subconsciously, based on the reminiscence of original letter form. Other projects examined space saving techniques ( such as shortening the ascenders and descenders of the alphabet), word arrangements on the page and reading directions.






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