As multi-language text layout and Chinese/Japanese/Korean typefaces has become an important topic in modern day typography, the visual match-making between Latin and Chinese writing is a very important issue in type design.
For this thesis project, Latin letters are designed based on a Chinese seal script style typeface, in seek of a design principle of matching Latin letter forms for Chinese calligraphic styles, originating from different writing tools and traditions.
There is not one universal principle that would apply on all different Chinese typeface styles. However, based on research of writing habits and technology, multiple methods have been developed in this thesis, which could be used while processing any type design projects.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Chinese characters--Data processing; Graphic design (Typography)
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Zhang, Xuan, "Akchessima: Latin Type Design for Digital Chinese (Seal Script) Typefaces" (2017). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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