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Lecture 3

GCM 230 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Thin Space, Times New Roman


Department
Graphic Communications
Course Code
GCM 230
Professor
Gillian Mothersill
Lecture
3

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Week 3
Anatomy of Type!
Character Width!
-Typefaces generally divided into 2 categories based on character widths!
Monospaced Fonts!
-Every character is the same width!
!eg. Courier!
Proportionally-Spaced Typefaces!
-Takes less space!
-Preferred for books!
!eg. Palatino!
Letter Width!
-M (widest letter)!
EM space!
EM dash!
-N (half size of M)!
EN space!
EN dash!
-i (1/4 of M space)!
Thin space!
Types of Serifs!
-Square/Slab Serif!
!
Courier!
American Typewriter
-Bracketed Serifs!
Garamond!
Times Roman
Baskerville
Specifying Type!
-Left Aligned: [ or ,!
-Right Aligned: ] or >!
-Centred: >20p<!
-Justified (fully justified): [20p]
-Arm!
-Leg!
-Spine!
-Ear!
-Bowl!
-Counter!
-Spur!
-Stroke
-Eye!
-Sperture!
-Apex!
-Crotch!
-Tail!
-Crossbar!
-Cross stroke!
-Stem!
-Swash
10
Palatino Bold
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