Walker design fellow Sang Mung has created a typeface unrecognizable to NSA surveillance
A sampling of the typeface. Some styles are 100% readable while others have cloaking elements.
It's now available for free download.
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"The project started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy them? I decided to create a typeface that would be unreadable by text scanning software (whether used by a government agency or a lone hacker) -- misdirecting information or sometimes not giving any at all," states Mung via the Walker's blog .
The typeface comes in six cuts. Sans and bold are completely readable by both the human and artificial eye. Meanwhile, Camo and Noise use dots and squiggly lines to shield readability. False utilizes large letters while the smaller letters embedded in each large letter spells out the text. Xed features a cross-stitch pattern over text that is disruptive.
Still having a hard time picturing the type? Imagine Captcha as a font, and you have the right idea.
Want to try it out? You can download it for free from Mung's website, z-x-x.org (scroll to the right in order to click on the .zip file). You can also learn a little more about the typeface in the brief video below.
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