Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Read it and we... .wait wait..

I used Comic Sans MS for my experiment. In the second line I flipped the I and the S around and upside down then changed the P and H to caps while taking the L, U, and C out of caps. I reflected the D. The third line I reflected it horizontally. I believe that readability is always important. If you can't read it then how would I get the message to you. The only time I would say that readability doesn't matter is if you were making a jumble puzzle for some one. I do believe what we did here could be a very valuable design tool as long as you don't over do it. You ever read those type of puzzles where the letters are all jumbled but somehow you can still read the whole paragraph with ease and the paragraph is usually is explaining why that's possible? I that is a perfect example of this design tool and how it can be used to grab a readers attention. For example see the link.


  1. Hey Ray, I think you're right about my blog. I think I confused myself with the meanings of the two, thank you for the heads up! I hope my point still got through besides my dumb mistake. I'm thinking it possibly did, not only because of your comments but because of you posted in the blog. You make perfect sense and I think we are on the same page my friend.

  2. Good progression, Ray. Swapping capitals for lower case letters definitely changes the readability, as the brain doesn't actually see each character, but actually reads the "pattern" of the word, scanning this "bouma" shape in a process known as a saccade.

  3. This one to me has a palyful silly feel to the type. It is readable and legible all three ways that it is written. Also very creative on the listen up children.


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