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Typography

What Typography is
Typography is bound by the constraints of the medium or technology (print, the Internet, and so on) through which it is to be disseminated. As well as being creative in terms of an art or craft, typography is a technical subject which demands certain standardizations and considerations of established methodologies and practices Read more – ‘What Typography is’.
Typographic Measurement
The traditional system of typographic measurement utilizes two basic units: the point and the pica. The height of type is measured in points, and the width of a letter or a line of type is measured in picas. Point size is the height of the body of a letter in a typeface; originating in metal […] Read more – ‘Typographic Measurement’.
Typography – Films to Watch
Some interesting films about our beloved area of graphic design – typography The Art of Hermann Zapf from Johnny Dib on Vimeo Gerrit Noordzij on drawing from Erik van Blokland on Vimeo Tobias Frere-Jones on Wim Crouwel, Gerrit Noordzij Prize 2009 from Erik van Blokland on Vimeo Erik Spiekerman on Microsoft and Arial from Bjorn […] Read more – ‘Typography – Films to Watch’.
Typography – Letter
The detection of types is one of the most elementary branches of knowledge to the special expert in crime. -The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902 Introduction Our modern English alphabet is a child of the Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet, which evolved from a western version of the Greek alphabet approximately 2,700 years ago. The […] Read more – ‘Typography – Letter’.
Comic Sans fights back
I am completely in love with the fact that Comic Sans fights back. The last sentence made me laugh out loud. Monologue was written by Mike Lacher,  animation is by Joe Hollier who also created this amazing stop animation called My Visual Diary. Read more – ‘Comic Sans fights back’.
Typography Guidelines for Motion Designers
When designing for the screen, people tend to underestimate the importance of type. You would be wrong to think that only print designers have to kern, adjust, weight and organize type meticulously. That’s exactly what separates semipro’s from high standard professionals. Let’s talk about minuteness for a bit. It is strictly a lie that motion […] Read more – ‘Typography Guidelines for Motion Designers’.
Typography – Rhythm
Rhythm is a state of movement that is generated from within the composition. It need not to be formal, but it must convey the graphic designer´s intent. Typographic Rhythm All rhythm is supported by secondary forces - undercurrents that often go unnoticed, but nonetheless energize the overall dramatic intent. In typography these secondary forces are the eddies found within the shapes of letters. Read more – ‘Typography – Rhythm’.
Typographic Rules to Remember
Typographers will tell you to eliminate widows and orphans. Typographers are MONSTERS   Good typographic design is like graphic design in general mainly a combination of common sense and keeping things simple. Look at attractive examples of typographic designs that are similar to what you’re trying to create. The following list explains some basic rules. […] Read more – ‘Typographic Rules to Remember’.