Typefaces are grouped into five historical styles: Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Slab Serif, and Sans Serif. This section discusses the characteristics of each to help the viewer understand how details become style and to see where their own design fits in the spectrum.
- [Instructor] Type classification smooths out…the differences between type designs,…so that they fit into neat little groups.…Even though it's the differences…that make everything interesting.…Nonetheless, the simplified system…of type classification is meant to give…a basic understanding of the evolution of type.…It covers, roughly, the first 500 years of typography,…starting in the late fifteenth century.…There are five basic classifications of type.…Old style, transitional, modern,…modified modern, and sans serif.…
They correspond to key periods…in the development of printing.…Old style covers type face, roughly,…from the late fifteenth century…to the middle of the eighteenth century.…Transitional covers a brief period,…from the mid- to late eighteenth century.…Modern spans from the late eighteenth century…to early nineteenth century.…Modified modern developed in the…mid- to late nineteenth century.…And finally, sans serif developed in the 20th century.…The easiest way to understand them…is by focusing on a few key characteristics.…
- Measuring type
- Classifying type
- Using the Glyphs app tools, windows, layers, palettes, and menus
- Working with Glyphs app scripts
- Drawing letterforms and characters
- Using filters
- Creating punctuation and reference marks
- Deploying OpenType ligatures and stylistic sets
- Fitting and kerning
- Exporting and testing fonts
- Setting up masters and instances for a font family
Skill Level Beginner
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1. An Introduction to Type Design
2. The Glyphs Workspace
3. Drawing Glyphs
4. Completing a Basic Glyphs Set
5. OpenType Features
6. Fitting and Kerning
7. Exporting and Testing
Font file types3m 56s
8. Multiple Masters
Next steps2m 23s
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