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Letterform critique

leter critiques

Ron’s fictional letterform sits in between the “j” and the “k” of the alphabet and seems to blend in without effort. That is most likely because it shares the characteristics of the transitional serif typeface category, (ITC New Baskerville Italic to be specific).  Some of the most notable characteristics being the slanted angle on the end of the bracket and the variation of thick and thin in the stroke of the letterform.  These features give the transitional serif category a certain elegance to it. The fictional letterform sets itself apart from the other letterforms in the alphabet by having a descender and an ascender which no other letter in the alphabet has.

    It mildy resembles the letter ‘h” yet the descender sets it apart. Another important aspect that i felt was taken into account was the thought of writing this fictional letterform out on a piece of paper and seeing how fluently it wrote.  Overall it successfully connects the relationships of the transitional serif typeface category to create a believable letterform. As far as the subject of craft, there were a few edges that could be  straightened out. Fortunately those are very quick fixes, other than that Ron created a letterform that accomplished his goal of fitting in with the alphabetical system that he chose.

 

 

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Posted by Anthony Ciccarelli on February 19, 2013

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