Side Project: The “G” Study
The G Study assignment was to analyze 3 given lowercase g’s and determine the factors that made them different from one another. From an initial glance, the three g’s were virtually identical, but upon further investigation and using a designer’s eye, the details and differences began to emerge. Here is a photo of the three g’s side by side:
My initial breakdown of the differences of these three g’s are as follows.
From the discussion of the exercise in class, we learned:
- The three fonts used were Helvetica Neue, Ariel, and Univers.
- The G is a good letter to analyze when deciding on what typeface to use, for it contains subtle differences that you would not get in other letter forms while looking at various typefaces.