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Pages 23 to 27 Notes

  • Bodoni and Didot helped create a dehumanized approach to the design of letters
  • The rise of industrialization and mass consumption in the nineteenth century also created an explosion of advertising
  • Designers created big, bold faces
  • Embellished and engorged ‘body parts’ of classical letters
  • Fonts with more height, width, and depth emerged – expanding, contracting, shadowing, fatter, faceting
  • Serifs became independent architectural structures – abandoned their role as finishing details
  • In the 19th Century type designers created big, bold faces by embellishing and swelling the parts of classical letters
  • A pantograph is a tracing device that allows a parent drawing to create new variants with different proportions, weights, and decorative additions when linked to a router
  • Edward Johnson and other designers felt that the distortion of the alphabet was wrong
  • Johnston looked back at the Renaissance and Middle Ages for ‘uncorrupted’ letterforms
  • Some of the De Stijl members in the Netherlands tried to simplify the alphabet to perpendicular elements
  • Herbert Bayer and Josef Albers of the Bauhaus constructed letters from circles, squares, and triangles
  • Futura was created by Paul Renner in 1927
  • Renner designed Futura in different weights
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24 Sep 2012

Pages 12 through 21 Notes

  • Typefaces are an essential resource
  • Words originated as gestures of the body 
  • Calligraphy was an inspiration for the first typefaces
  • Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type in Germany in the early 15th Century
  • Nicolas Jenson created typefaces which are considered to be the first and best roman typefaces
  • Garamond, Bembo, Palatino and Jenson are named after the printers who worked in the 15th and 16th Centuries
  • Geofroy Tory created and published a series of diagrams that linked the anatomy of letters to the anatomy of man in 1529
  • In the 19th Century type designers created big, bold faces by embellishing and swelling the parts of classical letters
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13 Sep 2012