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February 14, 2010, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Personal Planning Reflection and Development 1, Typography

In our PPR lecture we had an in-depth look at Typography. We looked at various styles of typography, the anatomy of letters, classification of typefaces and fonts. We also touched on some of the history of type and how it was applied.

Typography 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).

Typography is performed by typsetters, compositors, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffitti artists, and clerical workers. Until the digital age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitalization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users.

Here are some websites we looked at:

CounterSpace (A site dedicated to typography)

Colour Lovers ( A site dedicated to colour)


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