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Designing Visual Language 2: Glyphs

Designing Visual Language 2: Glyphs

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Published by Paul McNeil
What happens when the design of written and typographic form is detached from its anchors in language and cultural traditions?
What happens when the design of written and typographic form is detached from its anchors in language and cultural traditions?

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Published by: Paul McNeil on Apr 27, 2012
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Designing glyphs

Designing glyphs

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Egyptian 2000 BC

Early Semitic 1800 BC

Glyph design evolution

Phoenician 1100/1000 BC

Greek 800 BC

Etruscan 700 BC

Roman 100 AD

Roman/Rustic 100 AD

Roman/Cursive 100 AD

Roman/Insular 800 AD

Carolingian minuscule 900 AD

Humanist 1500 AD

Italian printing types 1500 AD

Glyph stroke economies

1 19%

2 50%

3 23%

4 8%

CIJOSUclos DGLPQTVX abdefghijnpqrtuvxy ABFHKNRYZkmz EMWw

Glyph design Alberobanana Alessio Leonardi 1996 .

Glyph design Alberobanana Alessio Leonardi 1996 .

Glyph design Maximiliana Max Ernst 1960s .

Glyph design Jo Stankowski 1990 .

Glyph design Jo Stankowski 1990 .

Glyph design l'Aligourane Pierre di Scuillo 1995 .

James Evans 1830s .Glyph design Cree script Rev.

Glyph design Philip Stamm 1996 .

Glyph design Syntetik Pierre di Scuillo 1992 .

Glyph design Ambig Wolfgang Scheppe and Florian Böhm 2001 .

Glyph design Prozac Jon Barnbrook 1997 ABCDEFGHI JKLMNOPQRS TUVWXYZ .

Glyph design Neu Alphabet preliminary drawings Wim Crouwel 1968 .

Glyph design Epps and Evans National Physical Laboratory 1960s ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRSTU VWXYZ .

Glyph design Real Character Bishop John Wilkins 1668 .

as the moon set on the final night of his wife’ s life disintgrates over ime. aS hmoon finaL nighT of hiS wif’ S LifdiSingaS ovimhmoa wod iS uSd.Glyph design 12480 Binary numeric system Bradley Tetzlaff 2002 a. by the end . 10 Point: T h istypeface conceived of by independent typographer Leopold Shunt. the more it crumbles and fades the harder it becomes to see. hmoiT cumbLS and fadShhadiT bcomS T o lena. T h e more a word is used. Poin: T h ifa cc oncivd of bndy PogaPhLoPoLd Shun.

Glyph design The Logic Alphabet Shea Zellweger 1953 .

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