Sam Barclay Typography Book Tackles Dyslexia

When designers dedicate themselves to raising awareness to important issues or causes, the results can be extraordinary. Take, for instance, the Sam Barclay typography book, I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic. In this typographic tour de force, Barclay uses different letter treatments to explain what it’s like to have difficulties reading. The International Society of Typographic Design awarded Barclay a commendation honor for his work, and the book has been featured in everything from the Huffington Post to Medical Daily.

I wonder what it's like to be dyslexia spread in book

If the press surrounding the project wasn’t enough to convince you of the book’s importance and popularity, this statistic should: The Kickstarter campaign to bring the book to press racked up more than three-and-a-half times its goal before the November 28 deadline.

San Barclay typography book on reading difficulties

As someone who struggled with dyslexia himself, Barclay notes that there was plenty of help aimed at improving his reading skills but none concerned with educating others on what it was like to struggle. His new book is an attempt to bring attention to the ways people have trouble reading. To find out more about the project, watch the video below.

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