Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design


Richard Hunt has maintained a typography practice since 1987, acting as a consultant to many notable designers and other institutions across North America, including Bruce Mau Design, Zone Books, Rizzoli and the Getty Institute. His research interests legibility research and typeface design for print and screen, and the history, state, and future of communication technologies. He has taught typography, research and information design since 2002.


Master of Design, York University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria

Research Interests

Research interests include typographic form and technology in terms of legibility and usability in the context of different user environments, functions and abilities.

Research Projects



Assistant Professor at OCAD University


"Optimizing the design of preprinted orders for ambulatory chemotherapy: combining oncology, human factors, and graphic design," J. Jeon, R White, R. Hunt, A. Cassano-Piché, Easty, T. Journal of Oncology Practice (2011).
"Dancing with Words: Using Animated Text for Captioning," R. Rashid, Q. V. Vy, R. Hunt, D. I. Fels: . Int. J. Hum. Comput. Interaction 24(5) (2008).
"Typography is not graphic design,” Graphic Design Journal (Ottawa: Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, 2005).
“Scalable type problems,” Graphic Design Journal, 2005.
“Typography: Maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio,” Verso (Toronto: York/Sheridan Honours bachelor of design program, 2004).