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Frank Armstrong
Lecturer

Duodecimal Glyphs

Project Published Aug 8, 2012 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
Since there are ten ideogrammic glyphs in a base-10 numbering system, there should be twelve glyphs in a base-12 or duodecimal system (hours of time, inches-feet and points-picas). Design two new glyphs for the “ten” and “eleven” numerals in a base-12 system and apply them to a selected typeface. Select a roman seriffed type that contains old-style numerals from one of the following five categories: Venetian, Geralde, Transitional, Didone or Egyptian.

Example image: Glenn Rush, student

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1+ Week
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Creativity and Innovation
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Intermediate
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Macintosh iMac with Adobe Creative Suite 5

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marcia blanco

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 3:33:44 PM Permalink

I love this! It ties in beautifully with my typography unit and what the high school math teacher is doing. This adds relevance for both of our subjects! Thank you!

Dan Bunker

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 4:57:31 PM Permalink

A very interesting challenge!

Elizabeth Elston

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 12:04:42 AM Permalink

Great idea!

Kris Fontes

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 12:27:46 AM Permalink

Really interesting idea.