MATHS + TYPO

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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