Font Designer – Tad Biernot

The Canadian artist Tad Biernot created Linotype Dummy™ and Linotype Rory™. Both fonts are integrated in the TakeType Library, chosen from the contestants of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997. Biernot based the design of his font on optical illusions like those of M. C. Escher. The reader cannot always exactly decide if a character is twisting toward or away or both. Linotype Dummy is available in black and outline weights and is suited exclusively to short headlines in large point sizes.
Linotype Rory was designed by Biernot with strictly constructed forms. The similarly formed figures seem mechanically created and their light slant gives the impression of strenght and dynamism. Linotype Rory oblique should only be used in the shorter texts of headlines in larger point sizes.
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