THE EQUAL TYPEFACE
"Equal" is a font where each character occupies the same surface area of ink. The area of each letter was calculated by developing a piece of software that counted the number of pixels each character occupied on a screen, and then adjusted the thickness of each letter until they all used the same number of pixels. The typography illustrates that equality does not mean harmony nor balance - especially when it is enforced blindly on a mixed society, overlooking different peoples needs and expectations.
This font was originally created for "The Big Weekend" symposium about equality at the De Balie Cultural Center in Amsterdam, and a series of conferences.