Sunday, April 5, 2009

All Things Typographic 4/09

Here is a source that goes in-depth with typography and has interesting things to look at and learn from.
This is from The Type Studio, founded by Ilene Stizver who was director of typeface development at ITC.
Below are some of the links for April's Q&A's and events. For the complete list, go to:
All Things Typographic 4/09


TypeTalk: You ask, we answer

Q. What is a font manager? Do I really need to buy one, since my Mac came with Font Book? Check it out...

Q. When starting a paragraph with a quotation, should the opening quotation marks sit outside the text so that it doesn't appear to be indented? Or can the opening quotation marks align with the line below? Check it out...

Q. Why is there such a big space between the r and t in some typefaces, and what should be done about it? Check it out...
Punctuation Positioning
fytilogo Sometimes a subtle adjustment in a character's position can make a big difference in the visual balance of your typesetting. Case in point: hyphens, en- and em-dashes, parentheses, braces and brackets will often look fine in lowercase settings, but can appear too low when set next to caps and lining figures. The larger the setting (in headlines, for example), the more noticeable this will be. What to do? Read on...

Periodic Table of Typefaces
periodic table Cam Wilde from Squidspot created this table reminiscent of high school chemistry, but with typefaces replacing the elements, in addition to classification, designer, and year cleverly arranged. Don't you wish you thought of it first? See more...

Typography for Print: The Finer Points
handApril 24, 9am to 4pm
Type Directors Club
347 West 36 Street, Suite 603
New York, NY

Learn the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics necessary to master typography for print. This sessions will sharpen your eye and give you the practical skills that will visibly improve your type, as well as (re)ignite your passion for typography.

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