Thursday, September 17, 2015


Daniel Britton was diagnosed as dyslexic at age 18 but it didn't stop him from perusing higher education and a career in design. During his last year at the London College of Communications he created a typeface that removes parts of the letters and forces the reader to slow down. His intention was to raise awareness of his affliction by showing readers what it feels like to have dyslexia.

The letter are show whole first. Next to them are the same letters in red with pieces missing.

"To convey my message effectively I split letters in two and subtracted most of the information necessary for it to function as it normally would and then created my Dyslexic alphabet."
 The text above written as it would normally be seen:
This typography is not designed to recreate what it would be like to read if you were dyslexic, it is designed to simulate the feeling of reading with dyslexia by slowing the reading time of the viewer down to a speed of which someone who has dyslexia would read

This is the poster from his Dyslexia Exhibition. When looked at head on it reads properly though spaced out to slow the reader.

When the reader is not directly in front the message begins to fall apart. 
For more information about this project, or to see more of Daniel's work visit his website.
So what have people with dyslexia done to help themselves?
Christian Boer, a graphic designer and graduate of the Utrecht Art Academy, has designed a free typeface for people with dyslexia.

And a link to the dyslexie font page if you want to download it.

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