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Typography Introduction What is Typography? The designated setting of type for printing purposes The art of arrangement, style, appearance and printing of type and typefaces

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Typography

Introduction


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What is Typography?

  • The designated setting of type for printing purposes

  • The art of arrangement, style, appearance and printing of type and typefaces

  • The art and technique of selecting and arranging type styles, point sizes, line lengths, line spacing, character spacing, and word spacing for typeset applications

  • The practice of visually representing words


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Typographers/Designers

  • Adrian Frutiger

  • Frederic Goudy, un maître de la typographie américaine

  • Frederic Goudy Pictures Gallery

  • Font Bureau

  • Gérard Blanchard

  • Jean-François Porchez

  • Jean-François Porchez par Adobe

  • Ladislas Mandel

  • Neville Brody by FontFont

  • Paul Baker typography

  • The many faces of Zapf

  • Typographie online


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Specialized Sites

  • Apple Fonts

  • Arabic typography

  • Counterspace

  • Fontophile

  • Graphic Obsession

  • Nicholas Fabian Homepage

  • La Tipografía

  • La typographie selon Invalid.net

  • Les lettres françaises

  • No Font

  • Página para a Indústria Gráfica

  • Tipógraphos

  • Tipografía actual en España

  • Truetype typography

  • Typebox

  • Typo

  • Typographica

  • Typografie

  • Typo.Gras.Free

  • TYPOlis

  • Typotek

  • Unos tipos duros

  • Will Harris Font House


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TrueType

  • Digital font technology designed by Apple Computer

  • Used by both Apple & Microsoft operating systems

  • TrueType fonts


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Typography for Web Design

  • http://www.wpdfd.com/wpdtypo.htm

  • Web Style Guide


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Challenges for Web Typography

  • Has to work across different computer platforms and screen sizes

  • The Web designer must understand issues and to address them

  • Maintain some kind of control

  • Line length and number of lines

  • Font sizes


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Quick Walkthrough

  • http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/design/fonts/tutorials/tutorial3.html

  • Typography is the practice of visually representing words.

  • Typography affects meaning


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Categories message

  • Slab-serif (Egyptian):Unbracketed slab serifs, even strokes

  • Transitional: Higher contrast than old-style, more vertical, finer serifs

  • Sans-serif:Lack of serifs (surprise!), generally uniform strokes, usually vertical, & geometric


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Find Browser Fonts message

  • In IE: Tools  Internet Options  Fonts …(At the bottom of the General Tab)

  • In FireFox: Tools  Options  Fonts & Colors


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