Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daily Inspiration #2.1

Daily Inspiration #2

For The Love of Typography

Typography (Etymology: typos—type, graphos—written) is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).

Once my scanner comes in, I will have a greater ability to get the type glyphs I want into my designs. I have been lettering for a long time, nothing calligraphic or traditional, but letters/words as art has been a recurring theme in my work for over a decade. Sans scanner I must look to the interwebs for descriptive pictures to show you what I mean.

we love typography is a site that I have been addicted to for a while now. Those peeps that run the sister site, i love typography have amassed an amazing resource of typography-centric information. I'm working my way up to designing fonts, and due to the overwhelming supply that is already present, lots and lots of research needs to take place.