Margin is a dual weight, multi-language ready neo-humanist typeface family designed for maximum legibility and reading comfort in a digital environment. It's specifically well suited to novel length texts on ereading devices like Amazon’s Kindle™ and on mobile devices. The original impetus of the project was my love of ereaders—so easy, so portable!—with my disdain for the lack of quality typeface choices available designed to be used in conjunction with those devices. Plus, I wanted to try my hand at designing a workhorse typeface.
Because one of the best ways to increase readability and legibility is to provide readers with glyphs that aren’t easily visually confused on a subconscious level, Margin’s characters are each unique outlines that share common elements to create a harmonious whole, with negative spaces that are uniquely shaped to facilitate reading.
Margin is not one Big Move, but instead a series of small ones. These choices support a singular conceit: a typeface can make reading easier in difficult environments—like on small, digital screens—by being designed a certain way.
Margin is not the first typeface to attempt something like this. Great type designers have been creating typefaces honed for specific purpose since the advent of type. In fact, one could argue that Margin follows into the typical type design process: identify a specific need for reading, and fulfill that need.
Margin was designed (and accepted) as my MFA Thesis project for Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. You can read more about the design process and type-to-test it on the Margin typeface website.

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