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Segment Typeface

Segment Typeface

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Geometry is the basis of most structures, it is the primary foundation of almost everything. Similarly, a typeface is one such thing, which may be constructed using the elements and principles of basic geometry. Geometric principles are not simply limited to the physical world, one can find geometry in almost everything.

The idea behind this project is to merge the gap between type design and classroom geometry, and highlight the intersection of the two. The value of the mathematical theorems that we learn, is something that overtime, becomes diluted due to the nature of our education system.

 

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Using theorems

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Draw a line segment, say XY equal to BC + CA + AB.

Make angles LXY equal to angle B and MYX equal to angle C.

Bisect angle LXY and angle MYX. Let these bisectors intersect at a point A.

Draw perpendicular bisectors PQ of AX and RS of AY.

Let PQ intersect XY at B and RS intersect XY at C. Join AB and AC

Then ABC is the required triangle.

 

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Construction of alphabets

 

1. What are the identifiable sets of theorems and principles that could be used as a base as well as a starting point to design a typeface?

2. How does one find an effective method of demonstrating geometric principles in the area of type design, which has already not been used in other type specimen books, or on various online typography portals?

The aim was to go through a series of constructions using some very simple theorems.

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You can download the vector file of Segment here.