Category Archives: Type Anatomy

Type Anatomy: Alex_Allen

The piece I choose from the MASC to talk about for this blog post, comes from a Chinese 19th century geography book printed on what looks like and feels like Xuen paper. My first impression of this book was quickly … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy – Abby Martinez

While a good drop-cap is nice, and this one has a very beautiful detailed design, that has a real presence on the page, I want to focus on the intro paragraph of this text.  I really love a well crafted … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Miranda Frasier

While I wasn’t present in class the day we went to go look at the manuscripts I made sure I went to the the exhibit that they have set up right now and checked out the other font. The one … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy – Juan Nolazco

The type I chose to analyze from the MASC is from a book called “The Psychology of Printing Types”. It is a serif font that most people would just assume is Times New Roman. However, after learning more about typefaces … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy – Sean Mirts

This example that I found interesting during our library visit has some very unique characteristics. The page is portioned out to find the center for the type to be placed properly on the page and the guide lines are still … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Rumnik Cheema

I was not present the day the class took a trip to see typography examples because of a stomach flu, however I did find the “Letter” reading quite fascinating. I have learned a bit about typography from previous design classes, … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Victoria Henry-LeMaster

I think that the example that I chose has the presence that it does because not only is the normal letter itself different from a general serif font like times new roman, but it also creates a more medieval atmosphere … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Callie McCluskey

I thought this leaf from a book was interesting because of all the care that this page has seen. The calligraphy is very uniform and the x-height of the lowercase letters is remarkably even. There are no ascenders or descenders … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Eilish Rising

This san serif font printed on an air circus advertisement in the 1920’s caught my eye.  The simplicity of the letters follow the theme of the poster, which is to catch the attention and make it easy to read.  The … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Mikaela Thomas

I thought all the different type faces we looked at in the library were very interesting. One that I specifically picked out was from a text from Bertha S. Goudy: First Lady of Printing. The title is a decorative serif … Continue reading

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