GCM 230 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Truetype, Opentype
Course CodeGCM 230
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Classiﬁcation of Typefaces!
-Why classify typefaces!
•Helpful to type designers!
•Helpful to graphic designers!
•Helpful to clients!
-Several classiﬁcation systems!
How Faces are Classiﬁed!
-Serif vs San Serif!
-Legible vs Illegible!
-Readable vs Unreadable!
-Italic vs roman vs bold!
•PostScript Type 1!
•PostScript Type 3!
-One of easiest typeface classiﬁcation to identify!
-Looks like cursive writing, or letters designed with quill (feather), pen nib, brush!
-Wide variation in stroke widths!
-Strokes can be ﬂuid (ﬂowing)!
-Started with writing developments in 17th & 18th century (Formal Script)!
-Casual Script developed in 20th century!
-DON’T confuse with Decorative!
-DON’T confuse with Italic!
-Script faces used for!
•Degrees & Diplomas!
•Weddings (& other) invitations!
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