Chinese Typeface - AM Musings
 
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Chinese Character for Dancing
For two thousand years, Chinese writing has been defined by the brush with it's fluid nuances.  It doesn't translate too well to typesetting.  Most Chinese fonts you see need to be appreciated on its own terms.

This poster I saw rendered the Chinese character for dancing (wu) rather nicely - giving it a sensual quality that recalls a brush.  The softly rounded voids formed by the intersection of the vertical and horizontal strokes -- heightened by the lime green outline -- give the "wu" character a soft focus look and a sense of movement -- appropriate for the word "dance".



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