On the Geometric Impurity of Futura

On the Geometric Impurity of Futura, 2011. Offset printing, 500 x 700 mm. Presented in an exhibition organized by Workroom Press in conjunction with the publication of the Korean edition of Paul Renner, at the Book Society, 13–20 May 2011.

Two uppercase F glyphs of Futura are juxtaposed upside-down to reveal the geometrical impurity of the letterform: an aspect that Paul Renner, the designer of Futura, consciously introduced to the geometric typeface in order to achieve optically balanced forms.