Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Type classification, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
Let's look more closely at some shapes and other details, which can help us categorize…typefaces, beyond just serif and sans serif.…Almost all typefaces belong to a recognized tradition.…In order to make informed decisions about their use, we need to locate typefaces within their historical context.…Although there's no single universal system of type classification, I would like to introduce…you to the basic most widely recognized categories of type.…The first Roman serif types are called Oldstyle. They were created between the late 15th century…and the mid 18th century.…
Here are some examples, notice how they have low contrast between thick and thin strokes,…and they have thick bracketed serifs.…You will also notice the long senders and descenders, the parts of the letters that…extend above and below the body height, and within the body they have smallish spaces.…The next major category of type is known as Transitional.…Transitional represents the stylistic bridge between Oldstyle and the next category MODERN.…
- 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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