Font Design for an Optimal Reading Experience on Screen Displays

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Summer 2009

Project Description/Abstract

The digital age has created a need for font designers to address a different set of optical typographic factors that are just starting to be defined in the design community. Designers have over 500 years of tradition for print typography to draw from but only in the past 40 years has attention been paid to the inherent aesthetic and legibility problems specific to screen typography. This project will add to the current dialog in the profession by outlining unique letterform considerations and useful visual research methods for designing a typeface that is optimized for screen reading. The funding from this project will help to complete a working typeface, a research paper and augment the BSC graphic design curriculum.

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