Peter was a freshman in 1972 and became fascinated by the visual aspects of finger- spelling and the challenge of representing hand-shapes as graphical forms. He set out to develop a complete typeface along the lines of international signage as he had seen in Europe. Peter reduced visual complexity and focused on what elements made each letter shape identifiable. The result is the Modern American Sign Language Fingerspelling Typeface.
Our Artists / Peter A. Blacksberg