So there are a dime a dozen websites which will explain the meaning of stress in typography, so I am just going to give a quick explanation The first typefaces, designed in the 15th and 16th centuries, emulate calligraphy, therefore there is a certain variation in the stroke of the letters, the transition of the... Continue Reading →
I got fascinated with hand lettering about a year back, and I have been trying on again, and off again to do something interesting in the space. My recent obsession is with grids, I bought a book that has all sorts of interesting grids, and I have been creating various letterforms. I loved working with... Continue Reading →
I absolutely love the form of the lowercase "g" of the Egon sans designed by TipografiaRamis established in 2004 by Ramiz Guseynov.
My experiments are trying to create the devanagari character, by finding the phonetic equivalent of the character in the latin script (can be 1 or more letter forms) and then using the latin form to inspire the form of my devanagari character.
I love glyphs! and of them all the & is my favourite. I have been trying my hand at lettering, its so exciting to draw glyphs and modify them
My experiments are trying to create the devanagari character, by finding the phonetic equivalent of the character in the latin script (can be 1 or more letter forms) and then using the latin form to inspire the form of my devanagari character. It's been a lot of fun!! This is part of the #47daysofdevanagaritype... Continue Reading →
Why is it called X height? The X height of a typeface is the height of the lowercase letter, excluding the ascenders and descenders, i.e. the distance between the baseline and the tops of the letters. Ever wonder why is it called x height, and not any other letter? When we analyse the anatomy of... Continue Reading →
Today, we refer to capital letters are uppercase, but the origin of the word dates back to the times of Movable type. When a typeface was cast, each font was kept in a different case. The commonly used smaller letters were placed at a more accessible lower level and the case with the capital letters... Continue Reading →
I keep looking for new things to share with my students and I came across this fantastic book by Kevin Steele called The Movable books of Letterforms. The concepts of typography are so beautifully explained in this pop up book! Every page has been a delight, but my absolute favourites are the ones with the... Continue Reading →