Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Display type vs. text type, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
An important distinction in typography is the difference between Text Type and Display Type.…Here's what you need to remember.…Text Type is type that is designed to be read in large quantities at small sizes.…For example, the bulk of the text in any newspaper, magazine, or book is Text Type.…It's also called Body Type or Body Copy.…Display type, on the other hand, is type that 14 point or larger, and it's typically used…in small quantities for emphasis and effect.…
The vast majority of the 200,000 or so typefaces now available are Display typefaces.…Display Type encompasses an enormous variety of letterforms.…But first let's talk about Text Type.…Depending on the type style, Text Type is typically between 8 point and 10 points in…size or possibly 12 point type, depending on the typeface. Because Text Type is small…it has to be easy to read.…
The most famous essay on text typography was written in 1930 by Beatrice Ward.…Beatrice Ward used the metaphor of a crystal goblet.…She said that the goblet should be clear so that its contents would be what you see, not the goblet itself.…
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typographic Differentiation
2. The Language of Type
3. Spacing and Alignment
4. Touching on Type Design
5. Legibility and Readability
6. Typographic Composition
Contrast and scale4m 54s
7. Thinking with Type
8. Specialized Uses
Working with numbers2m 10s
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