Don’t have time to read? Click! will be typed in Dyslexie Font 😉
I don’t have much experience in printing, but I do have huge experience as father, and I know how important is a font in a book for children. On the end of the day, you’ll probably read the book to your child in the bed, with low light. Not ideal conditions for reading really, so the font (and font size) becomes crucial.
We knew all these things, still we didn’t know how you can classify a font to be a “good one”. Few researches and it became obvious that the key factors to choose a font for an illustrated book are:
- Keep the font quite big
- Use a font which is “bold”
- Keep an high contrast between words and background
- Avoid placing the font too close to the margins, especially where the spine is
First step done! Still, too many fonts to pick from.
To shrink down the font list we’ve made few more researches, especially regarding fonts specifics for early readers, our target. Here what came up:
- Avoid using fonts with serif
- Use fonts with letters similar to hand writing, as kids learn to read and write that way
- Use fonts that are clean and simple to read
- Keep the story layout tidy (so no fancy shapes with letters!)
- Split the story in small blocks
- Keep vertical and horizontal spacing higher than normal
Still, for a reason or another none of those fonts seemed to be “Click! like”.
It was at this point that we realised early readers struggle to read in almost the same way as people with Dyslexia. So we went out there again in the Wild Internet, and we finally found the Dyslexie Font. And we loved it at first sight!
It’s a clean font, and also really in tune with our book style. So decision is made!
While researching for the font, we learnt quite a lot about Dyslexia, and we discovered that about ten percent (10%) of the population are dyslexic. We are really glad to be able to offer a book that all children (and their parents) can enjoy, as well as giving our little contribution to raise awareness about Dyslexia.
The book is coming very soon, stay tuned!