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Typography

Heres an awesome video i found using typography 😀

Our journey began with Typefaces, a typeface is a complete alphabet (letters numbers & characters) in a single design. A font is a typeface in a particular size and style.

History of typefaces

  • The origin of letters
  • Roman capitals
  • Uncial script
  • Half-uncial script
  • Carolingian minuscule
  • Humanist script
  • Gothic script
  • Venetian antiqua

There are two basic groups of typefaces, serif and sans-serif..

Serif has decorative embellishments on the ends of character lines were as sans-serif had no embellishments and is the more modern of the two. Usually sans-serif would be used on  web design, and serif in books.

The anatomy of a letter form consists of a

  • Stem
  • Baseline
  • Ascender
  • Descender
  • Counter
  • Serif
  • X-height
  • Bowl

An important part of typography is the readability, our eyes scan a script of text and mainly focus on every few words ‘saccadic movement’. Also line spacing is important,  you gotta make sure it’s easy to read. ideally you should have no more than 60 words per line or 35-45 on the web.

There are 4 different column set-ups to choose from..

  • flush left
  • flush right
  • centered
  • justified

Kerning is to adjust the space between to letters

So i thinks thats enough said about that, it’s not terribly interesting…. so on to our last assignment :O  we were asked to sketch our portrait and den redo the same image using typography 😀 so basically we have to draw our portrait with letter, id much rather do it on illustrate instead of hand doing it this time just to mix it up a bit, after all it s a digital media course……. 😛

I’ll upload my assignment when im done  bye-bye 😉

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