The serifs of the i, j and l emphasize the text structure and optimized legibility.
The practical, open forms lead to optimal identification of the individual characters as well as high degree of legibility in texts.
The forms of the numerals were designed for the unmistakable transmission of important information. The numerals of Vialog distinguish themselves through their clarity and uniqueness. The silhouettes of the 6 and the 9 are particularly remarkable in this respect.
Legibility in poor conditions:
Tests show that even with extremely blurred characters, individual figures can still be identified due to the carefully designed details. For instance, there is enough space between an r and a following n so that the two figures are not mistaken for an m. The large white spaces of the letters prevent such mistakes even in poor reading conditions.
The italic forms of Vialog are not simply the slanted forms of the roman, rather, were individually designed. A graphically balanced typeface results from the reduced weight of curve ends and lightly arched outline of the straight strokes.
The horizontal weight is designed to allow a horizontal scaling of up to 105%.
Organically dynamic form concept:
The key figure S is an outstanding example of the organically dynamic form concept of Vialog. The human eye perceives the balanced weight of its strokes as exceptionally legible compared with purely construced forms.
Vialog distinguishes itself by a large x-height combined with relatively small ascenders and descenders, which results in related and highly legible texts.
The Vialog typeface family allows an enormous range of typographic applicatons, from external directional signs to print media to screen design.
Vialog is no technical construction, rather, a typeface family modeled on optic and aesthetic standards.
The combination of Vialog small caps and OSF weights offers a variety of possibilities to give the title or table of content pages of magazines both structure and style.