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Cool Ligature

This is a really cool ligature that I stumbled upon. The ear (?) of the lowercase ‘r’ becomes the top serif on the lowercase ‘s’, yet it looks believable even though the serif on the ‘s’ should look more like the serif on the bottom. I think this is a great example of a ligature and also helps me understand ligatures a little more because I never really knew what they were or what they were used for.

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25 Oct 2012

Ampersand Variations

This is a really cool poster I found online of different ampersands, all at the same point size. What’s interesting to me is that very few of them actually look like an ‘e’ & ‘t’ combined. I’m curious to know how our modern recognization of ampersands became so abstract, or differentiated from what it originally is supposed to portray. What’s also interesting is that the fancier typefaces’ ampersands look more like an ‘e’ & ‘t’ combined than the more casual or playful typefaces. Most of these I can’t even tell that there are supposed to be two letterforms in the design, so I wonder what made that happen? Overall, it’s still a very cool symbol and interesting to look at and try to dissect.

16 Oct 2012

Very Cool Typography

I noticed this somewhere a long time ago and recently found it again.

I like this because althought there is a lot going on and all the type/letters seem to be going different directions, they all interact with each other and are legible! “Art is breaking the rules”

I think it’s genius how the letter ‘u’ isn’t even fully there (or the ‘s’ really) yet your brain still tells you what it is. Also, the simplicity of it being just black and white creates a great contrast.

5 Sep 2012