Monday, 28 February 2011

Typography (Research)


Content: the word’s written meaning
Visual impact: use of type as a design element
Context: the content and visual impact of text in relationship with entire composition

Definition: The design and use of typefaces as a means of visual communication from calligraphy to the ever-developing use of digital type is the broad use of the term typography. However, the art and practice of typography began with the invention of moveable type and the printing press. Typography is sometimes seen as encompassing many separate fields from the type designer who creates letterforms to the graphic designer who selects typefaces and arranges them on the page

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