I am a RISD graduate student researching how we perceive gender in fonts.
I’m hoping you all can help me by completing a survey. You just have to decide if 20 fonts are ‘Masculine’ or ‘Feminine.’ Easy and short!
The goal is to aggregate impressions. I will credit anyone that includes their name in the form, and I will share the completed work with anyone that includes contact information.
Currently, I imagine this survey will lead to a variety of outputs: a variable font that transitions between masculine and feminine features; a collection of discussions with type designers about gender; an audit of how fonts are used in gendered contexts. The final work might be something like Painting by Numbers by Komar and Melamid (although, you know, less scientific, because I’m just one person without a budget).
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your help!