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Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Type Crimes

1.  Using too many fonts can create confusion and be counter productive to the overall message.

too many fonts

 

 

2. A poor color combination is more difficult to read.

bad color choice

 

3. Using all caps can be hard to read.

all caps

4. Incorrect quotations

quotations

Example

quotations

 

5. Bad justification is another common mistake.  Using large words can help this to occur.

bad justified

6. Orphan: In the second paragraph from the bottom of the page the word lines is left alone on the last line of the paragraph.

orphan

7. Widow: The first line of the second page is the widow.

widow

21 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 3 Roughs 2

hw3_1_10 blog

2 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 3 roughs

hw3_2_13 blog

2 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 2.2

typography part2_2_final blog

2 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 2.1

typography part 2.1_Apex_final blog typography part 2.1_spine_final blog typography part 2.1_tail_final blog typography part 2.1_terminal_final blog

2 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 1.2

typography part 1.2 family display b final blog

2 Oct 2014

Font Mannerisms Part 1.1

typography part 1.1 family display a regular final typography part 1.1 family display a italic final typography part 1.1 family display a bold final typography part 1.1 family display a bold italic final

2 Oct 2014

Scavenger Hunt Reflection

Reflection

Initially when handed the task of creating a geometric typeface our group attempted to target letters within technology.  We were able to find some letters by using headphones, video game controllers, and a pinball machine among other things.   Very soon we realized that we gave ourselves a difficult task by limiting ourselves to such a small category.  We then decided to regroup and gear our search toward letters with an industrial, metal, clean, and bold look.

Our group agreed on visiting local parks and searching for letters within the playground structures, ladders, swing sets, tubes, and poles.  We did not assign specific letters to each individual as we thought this may restrict us on obtaining great quality letters if one had the opportunity.  Our mission was to get into the field and snap photos at anything that resembled a letter.  After the photo shoots we compiled our images, converted them to grey scale.  Once in grey scale the levels were adjusted, and then brightness and contrast were altered to give definition to the letters.  Following the alteration of the letters it was much easier to see which letters looked best with each other.  This really started to unite the letters into a cohesive typeface.

All the letters lying next to each other truly capture the geometric essence of one another.  Alone each letter has its own quality that is rarely admired in public, but when these formations are united with one another one can see the hidden beauty in all of them.  Everyday objects that a neglected and used for practicality are given the stage to find the style and artistry that lies beneath.  Since completing this project I have found myself searching for letters constantly, and I feel this is a habit that will not be going by the wayside anytime soon.

11 Sep 2014

Industrial Geometrical

rcaldwell scavenger hunt blog

10 Sep 2014

scavenger hunt findings

I captured about 50 pictures or so, but these are the contenders.  Some of the images are blurry, but depending on the direction of the project, images will be retaken if need be.

A

a

Asterisk

asterisk

 

B

b

 

C

c

D

d2

 

E

e3

 

Exclamation point

ex_pt

F

f2

 

F

f3

 

 

G

g

 

H

 

h

 

 

I

i

 

J

j

J

j2

L

l

L

l2

L

l3

M

m2

 

 

O

o3

O

o4

Q

q2

T

t2

T

t5

V

v

W

w3

W

w4

X

x

Y

y

4 Sep 2014