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Holy Holes!…

The Dutch design firm Spranq observed that casual printing was wasteful not only of paper but also of (expensive, ecologically-unfriendly) ink.. so they set out to see how much of a letter– in the end, each letter in the alphabet– one could remove and still retain legibility.  The result:

Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less inkFree to download [for all platforms], free to use.

Click here to see how less can be more.

As we refrain from filling in the holes, we might recall that it was on this date in 1795 that Beethoven, then a 24 year old who still had his hearing, made his debut as a pianist in Vienna… scholars are unclear whether he played his First or Second Piano Concerto.  Later that same year he published the first of his compositions to which he assigned an opus number– the piano trios of Opus 1.

The young Beethoven (1803)

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March 29, 2009 at 1:01 am

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