Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Other type categories, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
We're going to look at some other categories of typefaces,…the kinds of typefaces that don't fit as neatly into classification categories. These are all display typefaces.…So, remember that they should be used at larger sizes and in small quantities.…One category that is easy to identify and that is hugely popular right now is Scripts.…These are letterforms that are based on handwritten letters.…They are mostly or partly attached to one another with connecting strokes.…Here are some common examples, they can vary from very formal to very informal.…
One of my favorite formal scripts is Bickham Script, because it is fabulously elegant,…and it comes with hundreds of alternate flourishes in its character set.…For example, look at 15 possible variations of the lowercase H in Bickham's Script.…You will see scripts in use everywhere.…Informal scripts can look like handwritten or brush written letters.…There are hundreds of wonderful new scripts now available with varying degrees of weight,…fluidity, and alternate characters.…
- 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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