Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring variations in type alignment, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
The next step in arranging letters well is the alignment of type.…There are five possible kinds of alignment, Flush left, Flush right, Justified, Centered,…and Random, also known as asymmetrical.…These are few more terms to add your type vocabulary.…When lines of type are aligned on the left, we say it is flush left.…Notice that the words are uneven or ragged on the right that is rag right.…This is a common form of typesetting because we read from left to right and flush left…type allows us to find our place on the next line more easily.…
When lines of type are aligned on the right, we call that flush right and uneven on the left, rag left.…Flush right is not good for lengthy reading because the eye will have a hard time finding…the next line on the left on the left when the lines are uneven.…When lines of type are aligned both on the left and the right, it's called justified type.…Because all of the lines are the same length and the margins are even, this creates a quiet, balanced, formal look.…
- 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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