Competing Projects 2022

Manual of DiacriticsBriefcase Type Foundry / UMPRUM Academy in Prague

Case studies of newly designed accents for contemporary typefaces.

The publication is centered around the problem of diacritics in type design (or more accurately, language support in Latin typefaces). Central European languages suffered for many years from incorrectly-designed accents. The book is an educational tool for dealing with accents and presents 32 different fonts with processed diacritical glyph sets.


The book has extra long flaps containing additional information and tables that are needed to navigate through the book.
The binding is Otabind to make the book more comfortable to open on a desk, ideally when working with a computer.

Czech Republic
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