Tagged With typography

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The marketers for a typeface called "Dyslexie" claim the font can make reading "easy and enjoyable for people with dyslexia". The reasoning behind the font's design is intriguing. But before you get too excited -- the scientific evidence supporting Dyslexie's usefulness is far from conclusive.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Typography has drastically changed the way that we learn, work and communicate with each other. In the following video, stop-motion artist Ben Barrett-Forrest furiously taps his way through the medium's rich and detailed history; from the demise of hand-written books to the origin of popular typefaces (Comic Sans gets a drubbing, naturally).

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It's not the only free-spirited font installed by default on most computers, but it's almost certainly the most widely, and often inappropriately, used. If you had your way, would Comic Sans ever see the light of day?