Guðmundur Pétursson

Written language is the visualisation of speech and thought. Handwritten script was used for centuries before printing techniques were developed using type. With the technological advancements of the last decades the use of type has become available to everyone. Before type was only used by trained professionals who had knowledge and the visual understanding necessary to enhance good readability and legibility. With greater general access there might be more need for visual education in working with type. Letra is a device that gives users a platform to become familiar with the visual elements and functions of type by experimentation and visual exercise.