A handful of characters build on the fundamental elements we've established thus far. Letters like the lowercase b and cap B combine both straight stems and rounded strokes.
- [Instructor] With straight-stemmed glyphs,…shoulders, and the O's in place,…you can now take on the rest of the rounded letters.…Base the lowercase c an e on the rounds of the o.…The c and e end in a thin terminal on the lower right.…The opening on the right side…of these letters is called an aperture.…It can be very open like in old-style fonts,…or partially closed like modern fonts.…The serif at the top right of the c…is usually a ball serif.…
The size and shape of the counter…on the lowercase e, called the eye,…is an important characteristic…of any font since the e is one of the most common letters…in all languages that use the Latin alphabet.…Again, set the letters in sequence.…The b, d, p, and q will borrow…their ball-shapes from the lowercase o.…Adjusting the shape carefully where it overlaps the stem,…the ascender for the b and d is based on the lowercase l.…Special attention should be given…to the exiting stroke, or serif,…at the bottom left of the b…and the bottom right of the d.…
The b tends towards an abrupt terminal,…
- 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
Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portraitwith Von Glitschka1h 31m Intermediate
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m 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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