1. Horizontal or Vertical Scaling
2. Font Doesn’t Work Small Scale
3. Not Enough Size Contrast
4. Inappropriate Leading Between Rows of Capital and Lowercase Letters
5. Pseudo Small Caps
6. Single Family Mixes
7. Multiple Family Mixes
8. Quotation Marks Creating White Space
9. Tightly Tracked Text
10. Poor Shaped Center Alignment
11. Holes in Text Block
12. Ragged Right Edge
13. Ragged Left Edge
14. Stacked Lowercase
15. Indents and Spaces Between Paragraphs
16. Too Many Changes in Bold, Underline, Italic, etc.
17. Big Bars in Data Tables
18. Two Hyphens in Place of Em Dash
19. Hyphen Between Numbers
20. En Dash in Hyphenated Word
21. Prime Marks Instead of Quotes
22. Two Spaces After Sentences
Examples Thus Far…
So, it has probably become obvious based on most of the typographers I’ve mentioned on this blog that my interest in fonts that are font straight out of word processing programs is very limited but I’m sticking with the theme. Trochut is a designer from Spain with a diverse portfolio that generally challenges minimalistic typography with very elaborate and embellished designs. His clients include Adidas, Coca-Cola, MTV, Nike, and the band Arcade Fire. Not being one for the simple and minimal I really enjoy Trochut’s designs and compositions.
Falla utilizes many varieties of fonts, from calligraphic to sans serif, to create tactile works that take typography off the screen. She experiments with different media, mostly craft, and is most widely known for her works with string and nails. She holds a Doctorate of Visual Arts from Griffith University.
Meulman’s typography consists primarily of taking calligraphic fonts and adding a graffiti flavor to them. Much of his recent work is done with acrylic paint on canvas. There is also a video featuring him using his “Calligraffiti” style with a broom on the ground outside.
An article about fonts showed up on a science website I frequent. The article was written in response to one of the scientists working with the Hadron Collider making a presentation on his findings using Comic Sans. I believe you have to register with the website to get access but it was pretty interesting. It includes a nice comparison chart of the fonts mentioned in the article.
I found this shortly after a class discussion about the shape of the negative space formed by letters. These were some that use it for logos. Not sure if this is considered “true” typography or more graphic design but its cool and involves letters so its going on the blog.