Title of Abstract

Vern Multilingual Font System

Session Title

Design and Fine Arts

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Department of Design

Faculty Mentor

Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Jesse Weser, M.A.; Valerie Jepson, Ph.D.; Kelsey Elder, M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; and Kurt Goblirsch, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Abstract

Vern is designed in Latin, Cyrillic, and Hebrew for a total of roughly 160 characters or glyphs in this writing system. Based on the research of these systems, a reverse contrast style fits Cyrillic and Hebrew, while normal contrast has more difficulty in adjusting to them. This slab serif, reverse contrast style keeps the look of a traditional serif font in Latin. Vern’s unified design across multiple languages works in media such as book text or large-scale signage.

Start Date

24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Vern Multilingual Font System

Vern is designed in Latin, Cyrillic, and Hebrew for a total of roughly 160 characters or glyphs in this writing system. Based on the research of these systems, a reverse contrast style fits Cyrillic and Hebrew, while normal contrast has more difficulty in adjusting to them. This slab serif, reverse contrast style keeps the look of a traditional serif font in Latin. Vern’s unified design across multiple languages works in media such as book text or large-scale signage.

 

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