back to legibility

Looking into on the legibility of typefaces got me thinking - If you want to understand legibility, maybe you need to start by understanding illegibility.

How much of a character can be missing before it can't be read.

What is the least amount of information it's possible display before a character is just - gone.


I'm reminded of Alphatier, which flirts with illegibility by dissimilarity to standard letterforms rather than disappearing strokes as here.

It is amazing how far you can deviate from conventional shapes and still be legible to some extent - Even if not for practical purposes.