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READSEARCH: Case studies into experimental typography

In 2015, Prof. Dr. Ann Bessemans founded the READSEARCH legibility research group at PXL-MAD School of Arts and Hasselt University in Belgium. She also serves as program director of the school’s international Master program in reading type and typography.  READSEARCH provides a unique environment bringing together design researchers, designers, scientists, students, and stakeholders through research,… Continue reading READSEARCH: Case studies into experimental typography

Reviving Rosart’s heritage: In honor of an 18th-century Belgian punchcutting master

Over a period of four years, five alumni of the Expert Class Type Design (2014–2015) of the Plantin Institute of Typography in Antwerp thoroughly investigated the text and display types, decorative capitals, and ornaments by renowned 18th-century punchcutter Jacques-François Rosart. The purpose of the quintet’s research was twofold: to gain more insight into Rosart’s design… Continue reading Reviving Rosart’s heritage: In honor of an 18th-century Belgian punchcutting master