Skip to content
Jan 27 / Reem Khawatmy

Thinking With Type

Letter

Type face are an essential  resources employed by graphic designer as materials employed by architects.

Words originated as gestures of the body. The typeface were directly modeled on the forms of calligraphy.

Humanism and The Body 

Many typefaces we used today are named for printers who worked in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These typefaces are genera;;y known as humanist. Italic letters was used at that time.

Enlightenment and Abstraction

Renaissance artists sought standards of proportion in the idealized human body.

Geofroy Troy published a series of diagram that linked the anatomy of letters to the anatomy of man .

Construction roman letters against a finely meshed grid.

Engraved letters whose fluid lines are unconstrained by the letterpress’s mechanical grid, offered an apt medium for formal lettering.

18th century typography was influenced by new styles of handwriting and their engraved reproductions.

19th century typeface have a wholly vertical axis, a sharp contrast  between thick and thin, crisp , wafer like serifs.

Monster Fonts

an abstract and dehumanized approach to the design of letters.

Type designer created big, bold faces by embellishing and engaging the body parts of classical letters. Fonts of astonishing heights, width and depth appeared – expanded, contracted , shadowed ,inlined, fattened, faceted  and floriated. Serifs abandoned their role as finishing details to become independent architectural structure, and the vertical stress of traditional letters canted in new directions.

Reform and Revolution

construction of letters from basic geometric forms- the circle, square, and triangle- which they viewed as elements of a universal language of vision. It approached alphabet as a system of abstract relationships.

 Type as program

constructed from straight lines. letters designed for optimal dips;ay on a video screen, where curves and angles are rendered with horizontal scan line.

Type as Narrative

letter became scratched, bent, bruised, and polluted. Template Gothic, Dead history, Beowulf was the first in series of typefaces with randomized outlines and programmed behaviors.

Back to work

Mrs. Eaves: working woman seeks reliable mate. Quadraat: all purpose hardcore Baroque. Gotham: blue- collar curves. 

Screen shot 2011-02-04 at 12.18.43

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_2

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_3

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_5

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_7

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_9

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_10

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_11

Thinking_with_Type_Letter_12

34 Comments

Leave a comment
  1. گیره کوچک کننده بینی محصول برگزیده و پرفروش آرایشی بهداشتی اروپا در سال ۲۰۱۵

    گیره کوچک کننده بینی زیبا کننده , فرم دهنده و کوچک کننده انواع بینی است

    گیره کوچک کننده بینی فقط با ۲۰ دقیقه استفاده در روز و بدون کوچکترین عوارض جانبی می باشد

    امکان فرم دهی و کوچک کنندگی بینی برای خانم ها و آقایان در هر سنی با گیره کوچک کننده بینی

    نتیجه اعجاب انگیز گیره کوچک کننده بینی را در مدت زمانی بسیار کوتاه می بینید

    تا حدی که خودتان نیز باورتان نمیشود مشاهده خواهید نمود

    گیره کوچک کننده بینی مخصوص بینی های گوشتی ، متورم و غضروفی

  2. حمله بکن به تیم ها تا بزنی گل قشنگ

    سرور ما، تو گل بزن جــــــان جهان آسیا

    گل بزنی به تیم ها شاد کنی تو قلب ما

    بازیـــکن ، تو گل بزن تیــــــم جوان آسیا

  3. خواص بادمجان / May 21 2019

    بادمجان، مانند بسیاری از سبزیجات دیگر، مقدار مناسبی فیبر غذایی دارد که یک عنصر ضروری در هر برنامه‌ی غذایی متعادلی است. فیبر برای سلامت دستگاه گوارش و همچنین برای حرکات منظم روده ضروری است. فیبر حرکات روده را افزایش می‌دهد تا مواد زائد راحت‌تر از طریق دستگاه گوارش عبور کنند، و در عین حال که حرکت لوله‌ی گوارش را تحریک می‌کند، انقباض عضلات شل مواد غذایی را از طریق بدن عبور می‌دهند. در نهایت، فیبر، ترشح شیره‌ی معده را که سبب تسهیل شدن جذب مواد مغذی و پردازش مواد غذایی می‌شود، ‌تحریک می‌کند.

  4. قرص امپرازول / May 21 2019

    It was very useful. Thank you for your tweeting

  5. Tahaghasht / May 5 2019

    یکی از بهترین شیوه های سفر، سفر با هواپیما به مقاصد دور و استثنایی است. پرواز همیشه مقوله ی جذابی برای انسان ها بوده است و سال هاست که به آن نائل آمده است. برای خرید بلیط هواپیما بهتر است تا از موسسات معتبر اقدام کنید. بعنوان مثال طاهاگشت آژانس فروش آنلاین بلیط هواپیما است که شما می توانید خرید بلیط هواپیما ارزان قیمت را از طریق آن انجام دهید.

  6. cool.thanks a lot

  7. لوله بازکنی / Mar 2 2019

    It was a wonderful article about writing

  8. tank you
    عالی بود

  9. thanks for all
    wow

  10. Great
    Thank you very much

  11. فال روزانه / Feb 13 2019

    wow
    thats great

  12. چت / Jan 29 2019

    Thank you for your awesome site admin

  13. جوکر / Nov 26 2018

    tnx for article . amazing

  14. z8na / Nov 11 2018

    thank you, very nice
    http://rouzegar.com

  15. Thank you ever so for you article post

  16. very good

  17. خرید باغ ویلا / Sep 22 2018

    kharid bagh villa

  18. very nice

  19. روزگار / Sep 17 2018

    Thank You For Sharing

  20. FarsiNow / Sep 13 2018

    Thanks for this good post

  21. Maskan Andishe

  22. اجاره خودرو / Mar 14 2018

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site.
    http://darbast.rent/

  23. A good web site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this web-site

  24. foch / Mar 8 2018

    thank you, very very niceeee

  25. عکس پروفایل / Oct 30 2017

    thank a lot. Appreciating the hard work you put into your website and detailed information you offer. have good time

  26. قالب وردپرس / Jul 9 2017

    thank you, very nice

  27. jeneral / May 8 2017

    Cool. Do you’ve got a subsciber lists? This really I had been seeking. Much appreciated!

  28. irfly / Mar 26 2017

    Great
    Thank you very much

  29. arionama / Mar 26 2017

    it is very interesting and full of information
    Thank you ever so for you article post

  30. film streaming / Feb 11 2017

    Renaissance artists sought standards of proportion in the idealized human body.

  31. manele noi / Dec 8 2015

    My husband and i were so lucky when John could round up his analysis with the precious recommendations he made out of the web page. It is now and again perplexing to simply happen to be handing out guidelines that many people could have been selling. So we recognize we have got you to thank because of that. The most important explanations you’ve made, the easy blog menu, the relationships you will make it possible to instill – it’s got mostly fabulous, and it is facilitating our son and us imagine that this idea is entertaining, which is certainly very mandatory. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  32. buy facebook fans / Oct 24 2014

    Cool. Do you’ve got a subsciber lists? This really I had been seeking. Much appreciated! 😉

  33. gratis / May 23 2014

    Hey there, You have done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and in my opinion suggest to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

Leave a comment