Week 6: Typography!
Anatomy of Typography:
The different lines
Bracket vs no bracket
monotype - same width everything
Categorisation of Typeface.
Bad colour choice
Obstructed by texture
crazy fonts that are so crazy that you can’t even identify individual characters.
Variants of Typography
Same font, but different intensity.
Remember, do NOT just stretch the font to change it!
Italic usually has different font style
Oblique is the normal font at an angle
note the change in “a" > “a”
Little contrast between thick and thin
Good for reading text
More contrast between thick and thin
Thinner, flat bracket serif
Classic, good for reading
Dramatic contrast between thick and thin
Little or no bracket serif
Not good for body text
May be difficult to read when scaled down
same amount of horizontal space
Legibility is affected
Casual and Brush
Designed to look informal
Interpretation of actual handwriting
English black letter developed from Caroline minuscule used after the Norman Conquest
Broad Category That Contains Typefacts That Don’t Belong To Previous Categories
Formatting of Typography
This is called a drop cap