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Last week I decided to create a typographic poster as a practice to develop my creativity. From the beginning I knew that I wanted to do it as a … Read More
Last week I decided to create a typographic poster as a practice to develop my creativity. From the beginning I knew that I wanted to do it as a transdisciplinary study between mathematics and design because of my love for this science. The idea came when I started to write random words in the computer, I felt the need to know which one had the bigger surface and therefore used more ink, here are my results and conclusions using 6 fonts: Helvetica, Garamond, Rockwell, Futura, Gill Sans and Century Gothic 10pt size I calculated the ink used in each of them using both capital letters and lowercases, I even calculated the ink percentage increase from lowercase to capital letters. I feel that the results are quite interesting as Gramond has proved to be more economic and ecological when printed, while Rockwell ended up being the most wasteful font ( Rockwell wastes 323.05% more ink that Garamond) Read Less
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Last week I decided to create a typographic poster as a practice to develop my creativity. From the beginning I knew that I wanted to do it as a transdisciplinary exercise between mathematics and design because of my love for this science. The idea came when I started to write random words in the computer, I felt the need to know which one had the biggest surface and therefore used more ink, here are my results and conclusions using 6 fonts: Helvetica, Garamond, Rockwell, Futura, Gill Sans and Century Gothic all in 10pt. size I calculated the ink used in each of them using both capital letters and lowercases, I even calculated the ink percentage increase from lowercase to capital letters.

I feel that the results are quite interesting as Gramond has proved to be more economic and ecological when printed, while Rockwell ended up being the most wasteful font ( Rockwell wastes 323.05% more ink that Garamond)
Helvetica LT Std Light 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 330.2963
Total capital letters area 689.4679
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 359.1716
Percent remainder 47,90%
Garamond Regular 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 181.4444
Total capital letters area 508.5546
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 327.1102
Percent remainder 35,63%
Rockwell Regular 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 774.1254
Total capital letters area 1642.9026
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 868.7772
Percent remainder 47,14%
Futura Std Book 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 478.6190
Total capital letters area 992.7546
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 514,1356
Percent remainder 48,14%
Gill Sans MT Regular 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 447.0853
Total capital letters area 1063.5841
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 616,4988
Percent remainder 42,05%
Century Gothic Regular 10 pt.
Total lowercase area 442.5076
Total capital letters area 723.9989
Remainder from lowercase and capital letters 281.4913
Percent remainder 61,13%

-CONCLUSIONS:

For capital letters Rockwell is the font that uses more ink

For capital letters Garamond is the font that uses less ink

For lowercase Rockwell is the font that uses more ink

For lowercase Garamond is the font that uses less ink
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