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This article was published on March 25, 2011


    Alda explores the representation of weight in type

    Alda explores the representation of weight in type
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    Alda, a typeface that’s currently being developed by Berton Hasebe, is an incredibly interesting exploration of how the weight of type can be conveyed “beyond the width of a stroke”.

    “By changing details specific to each weight, my intention was to fully emphasize each weight’s inherent characteristics, where the bold is robust and sturdy, and the light is delicate and soft.”

    I love the look of Alda even in its incomplete state, and I hope we get to watch its development until it’s published by Emigre when it is completed.