Textualize is a typography system that bridges speech to the written word. There is a clear deficiency in the way we communicate on digital platforms. 70% of communication relies on factors other than content (e.g. body language, tone, etc.) and the nuances in speech are on their way to becoming obsolete. This system is an attempt to bring some personability into the content of our communication.
Textualize splits speech into four parts: inflections, volume, acceleration, and pausing. Each of these elements are represented by minimally disruptive visual marks superimposed on the text. Once the reader is able to comprehend the system they will be able to read it the way it was meant to be said, eliminating the large majority of common miscommunication.
Serving as a catalyst for learning, an archive of celebrities and politicians that are recognized for their unique voices are used to demonstrate how the system works. Examples include: Tyler, the Creator, Jessica Simpson, Barack Obama, Mila Kunis, Adolf Hitler, and more.