5 months ago
Jessica Hische
1 year ago
1 year ago
FF Unit Slab
1 year ago

ZXX: A typeface designed to thwart NSA surveillance

Over the course of a year, I researched and created ZXX, a disruptive typeface which takes its name from the Library of Congress’ listing of three-letter codes denoting which language a book is written in. Code “ZXX” is used when there is: “No linguistic content; Not applicable.” The project started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy them? I decided to create a typeface that would be unreadable by text scanning software (whether used by a government agency or a lone hacker) — misdirecting information or sometimes not giving any at all. It can be applied to huge amounts of data, or to personal correspondence. I drew six different cuts (Sans, Bold, Camo, False, Noise and Xed) to generate endless permutations, each font designed to thwart machine intelligences in a different way. I offered the typeface as a free download in hopes that as many people as possible would use it. (via)

1 year ago
unequal-design: Wild Style

unequal-designWild Style

1 year ago

"Also, in application, they list Omnes and Source Sans Pro as primary typefaces with ITC Avant Garde Gothic as a secondary typeface… um, no. Unless you are being graphically ironic, you do not mix three sans serif fonts like that. I’m thinking I’ll apply as a TaskRabbit and run the errand of selecting some typefaces for them." (via Brand New)

(Editor’s note: Hate the new logo. Time to delete the app.)

1 year ago
Harriet
“With its vertical stress and prominent ball terminals, Harriet is sparkling and debonaire, with a tone of authority. It is a practical and handsome alternative to the anemic, vanilla, or otherwise uneven interpretations of this style.”

Harriet

“With its vertical stress and prominent ball terminals, Harriet is sparkling and debonaire, with a tone of authority. It is a practical and handsome alternative to the anemic, vanilla, or otherwise uneven interpretations of this style.”

1 year ago

Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon.

1 year ago
Lettera-Txt
1 year ago