F → ß, The Basel School of Design FHNW, Editorial, Laser Printing, 19,5x19,5 cm, October 2015

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About
“ß” is an inquiry on the use of the letter ß in the German language. The letter presents a peculiar feature as it can be written as a double “s” as well.
The rules around the correct use of the two forms vary according to the place and the historical moment.
In this publication grammar rules that regulate the use of letterform, are graphically presented. Moreover, it explores the different formal configurations the letter adapts to in different typefaces and how they are associated to an architecture style/building. By doing so, a cross communication between the letterform and the architectural shapes takes place. The chosen typefaces belong to the same type designer Herman Zapf, who designed a broad series of typefaces from serif to san serif.
Another section of the publication is dedicated to the visual communication of the short sentence “Viel Spaß“, which contains the letter in question. Several ways of “having fun”are visually presented in a sequence of spreads which balance the use of words and images.

Tutor
Jinsu Ahn

#typography
#german
#language
#scharfess
#editorial
#architecture
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