Learn about type classification.
- [Narrator] Type had existed for quite some time before…any attempts were made to classify the different typefaces.…The earliest efforts were almost all made by printers,…and they all failed in their attempts.…And that's probably because they might have been…looking after their own particular business interests,…as you could understand.…In 1954 the French cartoonist, writer,…amongst many other things that he did, Maximilien Vox…devised a system of classification for typefaces,…grouping them together by their main characteristics.…
And although there have been many other attempts…at categorizing type, it's the Vox classification…that is the most widely accepted system in use today.…As this is an introductory course, however, we're going to…use something that's slightly more straightforward,…and look at the classifications that are used on the…Typekit website, which, if you're a Creative Cloud user,…you are quite likely to use, and if you want to, you could…always dig deeper into type classification later on.…
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