Danish design company battles poor digital typography through crowdfunding

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An ambitious project by Danish design company, 2K/Denmark, to heighten the quality of the digital reading experience through better typography has seen the light on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.

BibleOn logo and screenshot

BibleOn logo and screenshot

Almost all digital texts are presented using web technology. And web technology doesn’t cut it, when compared to printed books.

From a background in Bible design and typography, 2K/Denmark is working to improve how we read on the digital mobile platforms.

“Almost all digital texts are presented using web technology. And web technology doesn’t cut it, when compared to printed books,” commented Thomas Silkjær, partner in 2K/Denmark. “Typography plays a major part in how we perceive the texts we read. And we are convinced that only high quality screen typography can compete with the printed book.”

Digital publishing offers mobility, reach and volume, but not an aesthetically pleasing reading experiences. 2K/Denmark hopes to change that through the development of a cross-platform text layout engine.

Development of the text layout engine is already in the proof of concept stage, running on iOS and Android, and 2K/Denmark are now moving to seek funding from the masses on Kickstarter.

“We are already publishing a Bible reading app on iOS – continuing this development as our first project with the new text layout engine was a natural decision. But we have plans to enter new markets in cooperation with interested publishers,” commented Thomas Silkjær.

The purpose of the next generation of the app, BibleOn, is to let people engage with the text of the Bible, for free, on their smartphone or tablet device, in the same high quality as any printed edition, but with the digital advantages of advanced full text search, commenting, highlighting, combining materials, adding illustrations and customizing the appearance to suit the needs of the reader.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Thomas Silkjær at +45 5190 7451, +45 8740 8000 or thomas(at)2kdenmark(dot)com.

About 2K/Denmark
2K/Denmark was founded in 1987 as 2Krogh, a graphic design startup that took its name from the two founders Liv and Klaus Krogh. The name was changed to 2K/Denmark in conjunction with their 25th anniversary celebrations in 2012. 2K/Denmark are designers, turned typesetters, turned software developers, delivering only high quality results in a range of services, both digitally and in printed media.

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