Unhinted 96

— Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award AUB 2015
— D&AD New Blood  ‘Best in Show’ 2015

Unhinted 96 is an experiment of unhinting Adobe Garamond typeface. Inspired by examining the nature of how early digital type was rendered on screen. The early method of rendering text on screen was grid-fitting in which the operating system could only turn pixels on or off.

The job of a hinter is to make sure that every pixel of each character in a font will render properly in low resolution. This typeface is a celebration of the hinters, the backbone of the digital type era. Without them, the way that type is rendered on screen would look like Unhinted 96.