This video includes a discussion of naming conventions both of specific typefaces and weights and styles within type families.
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- [Voiceover] I just wanted to say a few words…about type-naming conventions.…It's worth noting that there is no one…universal standard that type designers use…when naming the different weights and styles…of their typefaces.…So, the normal weight of a typeface…might be called Book, it might be called Regular,…or it might be called Normal.…The slanted version could be Italic or Oblique.…The heavy version could be Bold,…Extra Bold, Black, Heavy.…
Narrower type faces might be referred to…as Condensed, or if they're super narrow, Compressed,…and wider type faces may be referred to…as Extended, or Wide.…There are certain types of Sans-serif typefaces…that use a numbering system.…This was first developed by Adrian Frutiger,…for his typeface family universe,…and the bigger the number, the heavier the weight.…It's also worth noting that…just because a typeface has a certain name,…doesn't mean it's going to look the same…as another typeface with the same name.…
There are for example,…numerous types of Garamond are narrow re-interpretations…
- Creating a typographic workspace
- Understanding the anatomy and terminology of type
- Choosing typefaces
- Sizing and scaling type
- Formatting characters
- Adjusting leading (aka line spacing)
- Tracking and kerning
- Using the Glyphs panel
- Adding special characters: dashes, quotes, ellipses, and more
- Using OpenType features like ligatures and fractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. Choosing and Combining Typefaces
2. Character Formatting
3. Leading (Line Spacing)
4. Letter Spacing, Tracking, and Kerning
5. Small and Important Details
6. OpenType features
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