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Entry no.: 158

27 Jun 2007, 10:46 AM

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Design Anti-forgery typography

Erik Spiekermann: "The official typeface for our license plates is called FE-Mittelschrift, with FE meaning it is Fälschungs-Erschwert, i.e. difficult to forge. Apparently car thieves, terrorists and notorious law-breakers had been exploiting DIN’s geometric construction principle and turning turning E into F or 3 into 8 etc by simply using a bit of black tape or white paint." Read Complete forgery on SpiekerBlog.

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