This class was dedicated to the variations in type styles that are available. We discussed the differences in type — width, weight, posture, stress, serifs, and contrast. We also did several classes to help the class understand how to use the type variations to create emphasis and expression.
width – condensed or extended
weight – light or bold
posture – italic or oblique (fake italic)
stress – vertical or diagonal
contrast – extreme or medium or low/none
serif – bracketed or unbracketed
For more details on this topic, and new terminology, you can review with article: Styles, Weights, Widths — It’s All in the (Type) Family
Homework due – Monday 2/29/16
- Study for Quiz #1 which will cover everything from the beginning of the semester.
- Type Book—Weight & Variations exercise
- Textbook reading: Letters, Words, Sentences, pgs 51 – 79
- Bring in 3 magazine pages that have different grid structures
- Bring in your tracing pads and pens