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A flexible bitmap system

Gustavo Ferreira

Saturday 17 September | 10:45 – 11:30
Location: Room 2

Presentation | Theme: Letter | Duration: 45 minutes

While there are several flexible type families for print, there are no such families for digital screen usage. ‘Elementar’ was designed to fill this gap. This is a bitmap font system which offers a much wider typographic palette than other available bitmap fonts. It comprises multiple variations in height, character-width, stroke-widths, styles, glyphs, and alphabets. The core of the ‘Elementar’ system is a parametric method which makes it possible to explore a large number of typographic variations on the low resolution pixel grid. This principle opens new horizons for analysing, designing, selecting, and using fonts on screens

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Gustavo Ferreira | Germany

Gustavo Ferreira, a native of Brazil has a Bachelor degree in Graphic and Product Design at ESDI, in Brazil, and a Master degree in Communication Planning and Design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. He has been working for two years on the "Elementar" system – it was both his diploma project at ESDI and his master thesis at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd.

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