Deon Staffelbach Focuses on Bringing the Art of Typography to the Blind

By: Meghan Young - Feb 4, 2016
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Perhaps someone has thought about the existence of braille fonts before, but until Deon Staffelbach actually created a series of them, it was probably a fleeting thought many never seriously entertained. And that's pretty depressing. Just because the blind can't appreciate the art of typography visually doesn't mean it can't exist on some level for them.

With that in mind, the Portland-based designer created a series of braille fonts that utilize familiar shapes that reimagine the basic dots the visually impaired language is comprised of. From hearts to stars and other shapes, the braille fonts are simple yet clever. It will be interesting to see how visually impaired individuals react to this new design direction.