The lowercase v acts as a pattern for other angled lowercase forms, like the w, y, and x.
- [Instructor] Begin the lowercase angled letters…with the lowercase V.…It should be visually equivalent…in width to the lowercase N.…If the apex at the bottom is pointed,…it should extend below the baseline…in an overshoot similar to the O or other round letters.…Angled strokes should be marginally thinner…than the vertical strokes.…The right stroke of the V should be thin,…matching other thins in the font.…The serifs should be slightly shorter…on the outside left and right…to allow the letter to sit closer to it's neighbors.…
Use the V to begin construction of the W.…Two Vs overlapping will make an overly wide W.…Making the angle slightly steeper will slim it down.…The Y can take the shape and angles of the V.…Extend the thin stroke down to the descender line…and add a ball seriff similar in shape to the F, R, and C.…The X like the V should be visually similar…in width to the lowercase N.…The thick stroke is continuous…from the top left to the bottom right…and is capped at either end with a full serif.…
The thin stroke is also capped with serifs,…
- Why study typography?
- What makes a typeface great?
- Stroke angle, weight, and contrast
- Shape variations
- Finding good models
- Typeface vs. lettering
- Drawing the basic glyphs
- Producing a functioning font
- Printing, critiquing, and revising
Skill Level Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m Intermediate
Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portraitwith Von Glitschka1h 31m Intermediate
1. What Makes a Typeface Great?
2. What Makes a Great Typeface?
4. Drawing the Basic Glyphs
5. Producing a Functioning Font
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