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Lecture 6

GCM 230 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Truetype, Opentype


Department
Graphic Communications
Course Code
GCM 230
Professor
Gillian Mothersill
Lecture
6

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Week 7
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!
-Technology!
Opentype!
Truetype!
PostScript Type 1!
PostScript Type 3!
Webfonts!
-End use!
App!
Web!
Print!
Other!
-Design (era)!
Script!
-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!
Certificates!
Weddings (& other) invitations!
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