The presentation will entertain and educate the audience through three non-technical quests; the design of serif fonts that work for small uses on the web, the taking back of ALL CAPS from the realm of shouting, and designing amidst the perils of internationalism.
The first third of the presentation is looking for clues in the basic nuts and bolts of type for small sizes, and type for few pixels, the two converging issues on letterdrawing for crude text.
The second third, is seeking the range of contrast and emotion that caps alone can bring, from the most vacant and impersonal sans monospaced to the most elaborate, even cheery, in crude media.
Finally, a brief history of designing 96 character, Latin-1, Central European, Greek, Cyrillic and beyond, for crude media – as experienced, and told to me by others.
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