The real start of my bachelor thesis began with a readability test I created which showed that readers have more trouble to remember written content when set in Centaur compared to the fonts Corporate A and Swift.

Thus in my bachelor thesis „recentaur“, I explored the the details in typographic design that makes type more legible. I reworked the Centaur typeface in several steps, constantly comparing the different drafts I worked out per step. The whole progress takes its theory from well-known type-designers, typographers and punchcutters. The historical background of Bruce Rogers as well as background information about Centaur, legibility and readability is collected together along with my type design in a self-bound book.

As a very critical designer, this project isn’t finished for me. In the next year I plan to elaborate all the letters needed to make another readability-test in order to see the how successful my reworking of the typeface is.

To see my bachelor thesis click here or scan the qr code in the banner.

ReCentaur Buch