Typography

Year 2005

A simple, yet effective method of encrypting text visually by removing pieces from the letters and adding visual noise. My goal was to make a font that would be illegible even if you know about the underlying method – but at the same time decodeable using a surprisingly simple key. I wanted to create a purely visual encryption, meaning that you should not have to think about decoding the text – your eye should do the work. As it were, it is a visual experiment that mixes principles of typography (the art of arranging information), steganography (the art of concealing information) and cryptography (the art of scrambling it). The name “Disinter” comes from the obfuscation process I developed: It consists of “disrupting” and “interlacing” the characters.