Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Since the development of cuneiform over 3000 years ago, we have developed tools and methods of writing in every era to better describe our ideas and intentions. To this day development continues in writing systems for virtual environments.

Virtual spaces enable many things that cannot happen in the real world. While coded and interactive fonts are beginning to emerge for use on screen and in print, they have limitations in digesting the immense directional and interactive possibility of the virtual in three dimensions.

Virtual typefaces can incorporate the same features as two dimensional typefaces (color, stroke width, plane width) but can also take advantage of a dynamic view interaction where angle of viewing is a variable, rather than simply orthogonal to the reading surface.

Virtual Character Recognition A and B (VCR–A/B)—a nod to Adrian Frutiger’s OCR-A/OCR-B typefaces—are two experimental typefaces designed for a future when there will be a need for writing that can be recognized not only in the real world, but also in the virtual. To perform in virtual environments this typeface should be legible in different angles, from the top and bottom, and from left to right. This typeface VCR–A/B uses a polysymmetric cube, instead of line, to form recognizable characters. The font is monospaced with added features in the depth of the letter. VCR–A/B is a font for people to feel and experience more than just to read.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou