© Jessica Barness
Morse code is a code within a code by design, historically a temporary stand-in for the alphabet during its transmission via telegraph. Learning this language is not a matter of hearing dashes and dots, but listening to a rhythm – like music, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Dashdot is an experimental display typeface grounded in Morse code, and like the original, it can be seen, heard, read, written and spoken. The number of dashes/dots in each character corresponds to the Morse code for that letter. Two sizes of dots were used for visual interest and enhanced legibility.