During October 2003, while I was on sabbatical from my graphic design studio, and teaching at the Department of Film and New Media, University of Cape Town, I started designing Transition. My idea was to create a typeface for film, screen and print use.
I also intended to explore the transition from “Neo-grotesque” Sans to the “Humanist Sans”. I neither wanted to use an extreme mono-spaced, pixel-based font nor a Gray Cell Technology typeface (which draws the anti-aliasing as gray cells next to black ones when depicting the font). One of the first things I took into consideration was computer screen space which was at a premium and so very precious. Traditional book fonts are too wide and so use more screen space than viable.
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