The Golden Age (Group 1)

Nov 28

Constrained Letterforms!

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Nov 28

Kerning Blues

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Does anyone else find kerning Capital letters against small caps difficult?

Had I not known about the “secret” techniques towards proper kerning,

I would’ve been squinting for an awful long time

On the other hand, I am now extremely conscious of proper kerning in my immediate surroundings.

It is driving me crazy.

Nov 28

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Movie on Letterform

 

 

 

Nov 28

Kerning Joke

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If we were type I would kern U and I closer together.

(It doesn’t take much to make me laugh) 

 

Nov 26

Some Things to Consider!

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Found some good tips, hope this helps!

http://www.poynton.com/notes/typesetting/index.html

-Jaz

Nov 14

Now I’m Just Addicted

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So I spent at LEAST two hours looking at cool typography videos. Most are animated in some way and they are so sweet… I am addicted to animated font videos….

Here, sans serif and serif typefaces have a war!

watch?v=u4v99QnfH7M&feature=related

Talk about connotation in fonts… this video is just wicked… so is the song.

watch?v=xAuQmJzt_q0

Enjoy!

-Jaz

 

Nov 14

KERN THIS!

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Jaz here!

Wish I had known this before today…..

watch?v=-dFemRuonyk

Nov 14

My Fictional Letter

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(Ss-K-Uh)

For my approach in creating a completely unique yet Roman letterform, I tried exploring various parts of the letter anatomy and eventually focused on the descender. I chose the descender as there are not a lot of letters in the Roman alphabet in which descenders are featured.I also experimented with the descender’s placement within the actual character itself.

Nov 14

My Brief Crystal Goblet Response

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November 14, 2011

 “Type well used is invisible as type”

Typography should be focused not on its visual and tangible aspects but rather its ability to convey meaning or ideas. This can connect with the idea of legibility against readability with legibility having a connotation that seems to suggest visual factors in type. Can it be read? Readability on the other hand represents a type’s ability to convey its message without being recognized as type.

Thinking and feeling also play a role in the development of “good” type as natural, almost seamless functionality has been the determining factor on whether a form of type was considered “good.”

One such example of the practical functionality of type wherein messages are seamlessly transmitted between minds can be found in the typography found in books. For when the reader experiences those pages, his attention is not focused on the letters on the page, but rather the ideas in which the letters and the typography convey so effectively that they blend into obscurity.

 

 

 

Oct 25

My 30 second Critique of Jack’s Fictional Letterform

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Type Critique
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