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Ecofont to the Rescue: 8 Typefaces Designed to Serve a Greater Purpose Matthew Bower Nov 15 2012, 10:37 AM ET Tweet More Email Print There are fonts for dyslexics, for schoolkids,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], and for handwriting-challenged doctors.Chatype Literary Parodies That WorkFamous Artists' StudiosAlbums That'll Hurt Your Ears A good typeface goes a long way. Typography nerds will be the first to point out that all typefaces should serve a deliberate purpose, most often integrating text to fit the overall design, to communicate a message as clearly as possible, or to convey a memorable aesthetic. An ill-chosen or careless font can certainly make or break a headline. But sometimes the impact that a font has can also go much further than simple aesthetics and readability.Font Aid IV: Aster Affects, a design project benefiting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, represents one way for a font to make a difference. Other examples have shown that readability in a typeface isn't always a good thing. Fonts can have a dramatic cognitive influence, and research has shown that unfamiliar fonts can actually make it easier to retain certain information. Similarly, harder-to-read fonts could possibly make you less of a biased jerk. So, we've rounded up some examples of other typefaces and typological curiosities that have been designed for unconventional purposes.Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

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