Heinrich Truus und Heinrich Truus Truant
This typeface design is inspired by Vilém Flusser’s book ‘Die Schrift – Hat Schreiben Zukunft?’ (The Scripture – Does Writing Have a Future?) and was originally drawn with a ribbon spring. The putting on and taking off the pen while writing is the characteristic feature and translates Flusser’s thought of pauses and crises during the creative process into a typeface. The drawings of the minuscules and Arabic numerals provided the basis. Building on this, the further translation of the idea was implemented digitally. The idea arose to add a closed cut to the Truant variant – the Heinrich Truus. In comparison, it looks more reserved and works better as a reading font in smaller font sizes. It thus does justice to the function of a medium that clearly and comprehensibly translates and transports thoughts and language. It is the logical addition to the Truant variant – towards the pictorial. (Winner in Output 15 (2012)).