Barbara Hennequin short profile

name

Barbara Hennequin (BarbaraHennequin)

 

country

netherlands

 

university

KABK Den Haag

 

department

Graphic Design

 

university address

Prinsessegracht 4
2514 AN Den Haag

 

university country

netherlands

 

url

http://www.kabk.nl

 

id

0008349

 

title

Minus A Type Specimen

 

professor(s)

Michel Hoogervorst, Peter Verheul, Jan Willem Stas

 

rank

483

 

tags

typography type design

 

year of making

2009

 

project url

http://www.barbarahennequin.nl

 

uploaded

2010-02-11 17:43:33

 

Minus a type specimen. About the Minus typeface: When people read text they don’t see letters, but only content and information. While reading your eyes move in automatic pilot mode, linking multiple fragments of information about letterforms (together) at an overwhelming pace. With this in mind the 4 weights of the Minus were designed: Minus 1, Minus 2, Minus 3 and Minus 4. In three steps the letters are broken down to their most minimal recognisable and therefor functional form. At what point do the fragments and parts of letters no longer suffice to be able to recognize a letterform, or: when is a letter no longer legible and does it become pure form?

In the specimen the four weights are used consecutively from Minus 1 to Minus 4. The challenge is to finish the story, The Adventure of the Final Problem (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), the guide of the specimen, and get to the denouement of the story, despite increasing difficulty in legibility.

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