Anatomy of Type

I started to think about the audience I was addressing, and picking a good typeface is a fundamental part of the design of my poster. I decided to start to learn and understand the anatomy of type, and learning the names of different portions of letterforms and how they effect the overall appearance of a design. Readability is something that I need to consider when designing my poster. It needs to be clear and concise, but has to attract people interested in type, for example:

  • Other fellow graphic designers20151019_092938 20151019_093049
  • Typographers
  • Professionals
  • Elderly people
  • Students

I feel like this knowledge will aid me in my design when choosing typefaces, and now have loads of ideas of how to use different typefaces for different portions of text. Below are some of the notes that I wrote out to memorise.

 

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