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

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About
ß

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 also as a double “s" (ss).
Rules around the correct use of the two forms vary according to the country
and the historical moment. In this publication grammar guidelines that
regulate the use of the letterform, are graphically presented.
The visual research explores the different formal configurations that the letter assumes in different typefaces. These are then associated with an architecture style/building. By doing so, a dialogue between the letterform and architectural shapes takes place. The chosen typefaces belong to the type designer Herman Zapf, who designed a broad series of them from serif to san serif.
Another section of the publication visually communicates the short sentence “Viel Spaß,“ which contains the letter in question.
In conclusion, 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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