Type Anatomy: Jocelyn Urias

I have chosen to talk about the Fleuron, a journal of typography that was produced in seven lavish volumes. Every individual volume contained a big diversity of papers, specimens, illustrations, inserts and facsimiles beside essays by leading writers of typography and the book arts. It was edited by Stanley Morison and Oliver Simon and this book was published in 1923, it is also written in English. There is a variation of different languages inside of this book which makes it really interesting to look at because it is not only based on one language but in multiple.

28927931_1713608588702797_1115003078_oIn this image, there are a lot of different examples of typefaces, where some letters are with a normal geometrical shape but others have almost like a italic way to see it. The final and the terminal in some letters have a little circle and others are just a straight line. Also the fonts goes from being pretty big to descending to the bottom at being almost impossible to read unless someone with a perfect vision.  The typography looks were clean and clear, even thought it is an old book, it was conserved pretty good to maintain the quality of this. There are also differences between lower case which ends up eat the x-height, and upper case, which ends up at cap height.

28944864_1713608505369472_1287796858_oIn this other image, there are some examples of the designs the first letter of a new paragraph is, in this one image, in the top middle, there is a pretty detailed design around an I that complements with the N next to it, years ago, this was the trend in books. As our eyes can see, all the different paragraphs are in the same style, starting with a pretty design in the very first letter. The styles change every time even thought they are the same letter. Also, the font is like a cursive way where it shows a lot of descenders and ascenders being pretty long and curved.

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