Mittelschrift and Engschrift: type you can’t change Jason 22 Nov 2005

In 1995, the German government introduced a new typeface for German car registration plates — a somewhat bizarre, assymetrical design resulting from the collaboration between psychologists, a numberplate manufacturer, and a type designer with the goal to make it “virtually impossible” to manually change letterforms or numerals (e.g. changing “L” into “E” or “3” into “8”).

How’s that for embracing a constraint?