BIC unifies the world's handwriting into a single typeface
 
BIC unifies the world's handwriting into a single typeface
jun 16, 2014

BIC unifies the world's handwriting into a single typeface

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
all images courtesy of BIC

 

 

 

BIC has asked the global public to contribute their handwriting to the universal typeface experiment, which combines hundreds of thousands of individual penmanship variations into a single font. the project celebrates the BIC cristal ballpoint and marks the first attempt to combine demographical data from all over the world into a unified, digital alphabet.

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
right and left handed variations

 

 

 

the website includes an exploration section, which allows users to compare their own entry to the universal average. they can explore statistical differences and similarities between their own writing to that of ones from different demographics, categorized according to age, gender and industry of employment. the created font immortalizes handwriting from across the world and can be shared by everyone, evolving continuously as new contributions are added. in august, the first version of the universal typeface will be downloadable and can be used like any other font.

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
male and female categories

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
age groups are differentiated

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
various industries are represented

BIC unifies the world’s handwriting into a single typeface
countries from around the world

  • I’d really like to see the word CLAYSTONE laid out using the “ghosts” – the BIC unifying handwriting.

    Chris Plumridge
  • I’d really like to see a word or phrase laid out using the “ghosts”

    dbkii

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