Fun with Glyphs (g)

I love experimenting with letterforms, the lower case g is my favourite glyph (after the & of course) here are some random experiments I did while working on a branding project.

O so stressed

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 →

Working with grids

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 →

Why is it called X height?

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 →

The Movable books of Letterforms

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 →

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