Type Specimen Poster.

For the final project within type, we were set the task of designing a type specimen poster, using Adobe’s InDesign. A type specimen is something which shows a type face in its complete form, including all its letterforms, glyphs, ligature, numbers and punctuation marks. Our aim was to design an A3 Poster involving the typefaceContinue reading “Type Specimen Poster.”

Vernacular Typography.

Today we were set a day long project to create our own vernacular typography. Vernacular typography is typography in a space that can only be seen by certain angles and that isn’t permanent in the space. We were shown some examples such as type using ripe bananas, type created with pennies and type created using balloonsContinue reading “Vernacular Typography.”

Ive’s Type Workshop.

Norman Ives was an experimental graphic designer, he worked with pieces of letterforms to construct a complex final outcome. In this workshop we were challenged to do the same by looking at letterforms at different perspectives. We looked at how segments of each letterform could suggest a different letterform. For example, how a serif onContinue reading “Ive’s Type Workshop.”

Typographic Forms.

Following the introduction to typography tasks, we were set to do some research on the different typographic forms to help us learn the specifics and terminology of different fonts. This task really helped in allowing me to understand the elements of type which I previously was unaware of, as well as helping to refine myContinue reading “Typographic Forms.”

Introduction to Typography.

For my first lecture we began by learning about importance of visual language and what it is. We were taught about the technical side of letterforms, increasing my knowledge on things such as san serif and serif fonts, the point size of the letterform and allowed me to learn new knowledge such as learning aboutContinue reading “Introduction to Typography.”