Approaches to Applying Spacing Methods in Seriffed and Sans-Serif Typeface Designs

The spacing of characters in a typeface is clearly as important as their design. Without optically balanced figure/ground relationships, the character designs do not reach their full potential as artistically nuanced vehicles of communication. De Mello Vargas looks into the nature of these optical characteristics and then shows us an interesting experiment in which he compares the results of two different spacing methods.

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