Chek Lap Sans


Title

Chek Lap Sans

Creator

Kwong, Tsz Yan Angel

Faculty

School of Design

Description

Chek Lap Sans is a Traditional Chinese typeface designed specifically for signage of the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok, aiming for both functionality and personality. The typeface is designed with considerations of legibility under negative polarity display, to suit the need of the current blue light-box signs with white text. It has generous negative spaces within character, optical adjustments to compensate for the glowing effect, and subtle features that contribute to its visual identity.It also includes relevant icons with references to the local context. Several design decisions were informed by the findings from user tests.

Award

First Place Student Prize in The World’s Best Typography [International competition]

Programme

BA (Hons) Communication Design

Keywords

Professional Competence; Lifelong Learner; Ethical Leader

Subject

Type and type-founding
Graphic design (Typography)
Chinese characters in art

Rights

All rights reserved

Language

English

Type

Feature Story

Access Rights

open access