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FF Disturbance Alternatives

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Noah Nazir
Last edited August 16, 2018

FF Disturbance is Jeremy Tankard’s contribution to a well-discussed problem. Like several type designers before him, Tankard investigated simplifying our alphabet’s structure in pursuit of enhanced readability. The writing system we use most is a composite of two parts: Roman upper case letters and medieval lowercase variants. FF Disturbance combines these upper and lowercase forms more fluidly than our standard alphabet generally does. Tankard’s concept started with the most extreme letter shapes, putting these into a single alphabet.“There is a theory that people only read what they want to read,” Tankard explains. “If good rhythm makes a face flow well, then the reading becomes much easier.” FF Disturbance contains many ligatures to both add color to the typeface and assist in its flow and patterning. Since uppercase models are used for the characters B, D, and H, there are fewer ascenders, thus resulting in new word shapes. The three-quarter-height ascenders of K and L, along with the use of the ligatures, recreate vertical movement to break the monotony of capital forms within a block of text.

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