Category Archives: Type Anatomy

Type Anatomy: David Czyzewicz

Every time I start to look at fonts, I realize there are always more to a font than initially meets the eye.  Once you understand the concept we talked about in class how “typefaces are a form of art and … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Allison Cissna

I have been reading a lot about fonts and how much detail goes into them. Fonts have changed tremendously over time from hand written to sans serif and serif to fancy letters created through objects and shapes. After reading through … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Steven McCracken

When it comes to fonts the most noticeable factors to me would be the width of the font, since it immediately sets the tone. Other aspects of the font affect the tone on a more subtle level such as the … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Joshua An

I chose to write about the sign warning people about the cattle thieves and offering a $500 reward. In the words, “CATTLE THIEVES BEWARE”, I thought it was interesting how balanced those letters were. They are all the same height … Continue reading

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Keisha Brokaw: Type Anatomy

When describing type, I would first try to categorize by family, and font. Those two definitions encapsulate many other illustrative characteristics that make of the anatomy of a type, such as: width, kerning, presence of serifs, size, and the ratio … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Kim Santos

After reading through Ellen Lupton’s “Thinking with Type”, I realized that we humans have gotten so lazy with our handwriting, as well as our grammar. From the library’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, I selected this piece of a prayer book, Prieres … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Zach Prybell

The key components to type anatomy are small variation that define what the type is, but every typeface has some constants, like a base line or a cap height. Some of the defining factors of typefaces are serifs, which give … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Lloyd Proctor

Ellen Lupton’s “Thinking with Type” gave a lot of insight on just how significant type face is and how its evolution over the years influenced how we design and present messages. In her section of humanism and the body, she … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Sulaiman Ambusaidi

This book was written in 1649 by Matthias Friedrich Beck and translated by Jakob Koppmayer. I found this book interesting because it has three different languages. These languages will inspire me to make my type anatomy because they all have different … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Rachel Bigler

The one piece of typeface that stood out to me during our visit to the museum was one within Hvg. Grotii Batavi Syntagma Arateorvm: Opvs antiqvitatis et astronomiae stvdiosis vtilissimvm written by Solensis Aratus. This book, which was not in … Continue reading

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