Reversed contrast

TYPO Berlin 2015 Character | Thursday, 21 May | 6:00 pm | Stage | English

A look at “reversed contrast” typeface design: at letters that are intentionally made thick and thin at the “wrong” places. A number of type designers have set out to break and even reverse the traditional rules of stroke contrast. Is that just an unæsthetic gimmick? Or does it prove that our rules are too tight? A look at examples, mechanisms – and the design process of a reversed-contrast text face.

Nina Stössinger ©Marina Chaccur

Nina Stössinger

Type Designer, Typographer (The Hague)

Nina Stössinger (b. 1978), type-obsessed designer & overall curious person. Originally from Basel (Switzerland), Nina studied multi-media design in Halle (Germany) and type design in Zurich and The Hague. She has stayed on in the Netherlands, where she is now running Typologic, her studio for type design, typography, and code.…

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