There were many different type crimes that I came across while reading Ellen Lupton’s “Thinking With Type”. Many of these crimes I did not know existed, but looking at them now make complete sense! I looked through some magazines and newspaper to find real life examples of these crimes and here they are.
Poorly Shaped Text Block
-Centered spacing should be broken up by short and long blocks/sentences.
Flushed Left Text Block
-Bad rag can ruin the organic flow.
-Quotation marks carve out chunks of white space from the edge of the text.
Full of Holes
-A column that is too narrow is full of gaps.
Punctuation Eats the Edge
-Too much punctuation at the end weakens the right edge.
Tracking lowercase letters
-Loosely spaced lowercase letters (especially italics) look awkward because these characters are meant to sit closely together.
Here are some examples I found in some magazines and newspapers that I have come across.