Type Anatomy Joshua Murphy

Image captured by Joshua Murphy of poetry pressed by Copper Canyon Press in Port Angeles, WA. 3/6/2018

Image captured by Joshua Murphy of close up poetry pressed by Copper Canyon Press in Port Angeles, WA. 3/6/2018

The font that I have chosen to write about for my type anatomy analysis  comes from Copper Canyon Press in Port Angeles, WA. The examples of it that I have came from our classes visit to the MASC. The example is poetry that has been created by pressing letters to the paper giving it a bolder character and texture.

When looking at the weight of the font you can see that it has a heavier stem that is seen through all the letters, I see that being a rule that is set for the font. The font has a constant set width that I would consider to be a normal width, it is not so compressed that the letters contact and not so spread out that you could fit another letter between two. The X-height seems very middle ground, the ascenders do travel further up than the decenders go down. The non italicized font is a serif font, you can tell by serif embellishments.

In the text example you can see the use of italics, the font takes on an angled posture and the font type is actually changed as well. The serifs are gone, the “a” no longer has the bowl, and the font is smaller. The letters took on more artistic finals and descenders, this can be seen in the  “e” and “t.” I think that the text that was printed in italics in order to give the words emphasis and overall more meaning.

The font is a modular font, both the regular text and the italics. The fonts follows specific rules regarding how each letter is designed and it is continuous through out all the letters.

 

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