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This font brilliantly subverts civil rights injustices

Redaction, by Wolff Olins’s Forest Young, anticipates being manipulated—and embraces it.

The system of paying bail is broken. If you have the cash on hand, you can buy your freedom until your trial. If you don’t, you spend your pretrial days in jail. So the have-nots are punished for their socioeconomic place in the world—a policy that disproportionately hurts African Americans. It’s an injustice that designer Forest Young wants to address with a thoughtful new typeface called Redaction.

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