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

1/29


2/29

3/29


4/29


5/29


6/29


7/29


8/29


9/29


10/29


11/29


12/29


13/29


14/29


15/29


16/29


17/29


18/29


19/29


20/29


21/29



22/29


23/29


24/29


25/29


26/29


27/29


28/29


29/29

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 appear as written with a double "s" (ss).
Rules around the correct use of the two forms vary according to the country and historical moments. In this publication, grammar guidelines that regulate the use of the letterform, are graphically presented.
The visual research explores the diverse 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 are by Hermann Zapf, who designed several Serif and San-Serif specimens.
Another section of the publication communicates visually the short sentence "Viel Spaß, "which contains the letter in question. A few ways of "having fun" are visually presented in a sequence of spreads that balance the use of Zapf's fonts and images.

Tutor
Jinsu Ahn

#typography
#german
#language
#scharfess
#editorial
#architecture
© 2017