My first time doing relief printing was bit of a challenge for me, but at the same time it was quite exciting. Being exposed to this kind of art was very eye opening. I was unable to identify ten different types of typographical anatomy with my letter, and was only able to find six. It was interesting to find out the different names for the terms and how similar some of the names are related to human body parts.
Again I repeat, this being my first time attempting relief printing it was a tough task. I believe I could of done a lot better with the kerning. The spacing was to far apart and I was not able to get some of the letters on the baseline. I still had a lot of fun part taking in this and I feel like I have a better understanding of type and its anatomy. I find myself now more aware of how the type looks off and how it should look.
Being that I spend most of my time in or around City Tech, I consider this my neighborhood. The type in the neighborhood varies completely because of what this neighborhood consist of. Part of it is commercial because we have the Fulton mall, but then we also have court and school buildings. I have learned the type varies due to make up of the neighborhood. While walking through the Fulton mall area, I have seen all kinds of extravagant type. However, while walking by the court and school buildings they seem to be a little simpler. In addition, the colors of the type in the Fulton mall are much more vibrant than the colors of the court buildings, which are dull.
As far the type being well crafted, the school buildings and courts had type that was done professionally. I can say the same for the bigger stores in the Fulton mall such as Gap, H&M, Macy’s, and Footlocker. In addition, there are some fast food restaurants that have their type professionally done as well, such as Mc Donald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s. However, when it comes to the mom and pop shops, their type looks not as skilled. With the mom and pop shops, some of the type looks like it was handmade. They also seem to have the same kind of type.