Typography – Week 1 Thoughts

So far this week I have made it through about half of the readings. There is quite a lot of text to read this week! Who knew that every part of a font had a special name?

This image is taken from Type Terms, which wasn’t part of the set reading but I really like how the information is presented.

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I’ve also watched the set video, Stephen Fry’s The Machine That Made Us, which follows his quest to build a Guttenberg-style printing press. Very interesting stuff… it’s amazing how much effort had to go into this machine which ended up being hugely revolutionary for the sharing of knowledge.

I have looked ahead to our first assignment – Word and Meaning – and chosen by word combination – “Super” and “Food”. More thoughts on that in a separate blog post.