8 April 2015

‘A-Hole’: Cheeky Typography Book Explores Fonts Through Negative Space

Graphic design professor Curtis Canham at The College of Saint Rose, has created an entertaining book titled A-holes: A type book.

It is an amusing study that examines typography through negative space in the letter A—Canham explains that the shape of the hole lets you know if the font is a serif or san serif, and clues about a typeface without seeing it.

While it makes a good coffee table book, Canham hopes that it will be a fun educational tool for people to learn about type—the book also covers topics like the anatomy of an A-hole, and a timeline of negative spaces in fonts from the 19th and 20th century.

Head over to his Kickstarter campaign to fund the book, and click here to see a close up preview of it.

[via Fast Co. Design and Quipsologies, video via Kickstarter, images via Curtis Canham]