Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Serif vs. sans serif, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
Serif and Sans Serif, these are the two most basic kinds of letterforms.…So let's start by looking at the differences between these two styles.…First, let's define type with Serifs.…These are the letters that have the little extenders sometimes called little feet.…There is a small group of Serif typefaces. They're quite different from one another.…But the one thing they have in common is that they are all Serif typefaces.…Serifs are evident in the capital letters and the lowercase letters.…
The Serifs at the bottoms of the letters are also known as footers.…Let's look at some differences.…It's not really important right now that you know which typefaces are which.…But I want to teach you to be a good type detective to know what details to look for…when you're looking at a typeface. Here are lowercase Ls from five Serif typefaces.…Let's look at some specific differences between them.…Being a good type detective, you can see that the angles of the Serifs vary quite a bit.…
Now let's look at the footers.…
- 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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