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Rhythm and Legibility

There seems to be enough evidence that there is a relation between different typefaces and legibility. It would be of huge interest to understand the underlying factors. Reading has been thoroughly studied in terms of how language is processed in the brain but reading scientists care mainly about what happens cognitively. When people see fonts… Continue reading Rhythm and Legibility

Designing with science

In this presentation, Matthew Carter and Kevin Larson discuss what letter recognition tests might uncover and how those results could be used in practice. From the ATypI 2013 conference in Amsterdam. Reading psychologists have shown that we recognize words by first recognizing individual letters, then using the letters to build up a word. This implies… Continue reading Designing with science