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‘Visualizing dysfluency’: An interview with Conor Foran

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In 2018, designer Conor Foran presented his work on Dysfluent Mono, a typeface that represents the vocal repetitions of stammered speech, at the symposium Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers at University College Dublin, Ireland. In 2020, Foran self-published the first issue of Dysfluent Magazine, a magazine about the positive experiences of people who stutter that is set exclusively in Dysfluent Mono. Maria Stuart and Daniel Martin had the occasion to interview Foran on his work in both typography and advocacy for people who stutter.

Keywords: creative; design; dysfluency; process; stammer; typography

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Graphic Designer 2: 0000000107682743University College Dublin 3: 0000000403985853MacEwan University

Publication date: December 1, 2020

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  • JIVS provides a forum for scholarly and practice-based engagement with voice as a phenomenon of communication and performance, and a methodology or metaphor for analysis. This peer-reviewed journal draws on an interdisciplinary series of lenses, including cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, inter-culturalism, linguistics, visual culture, musicology, architecture and somatics.
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