Typography

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Sep 30 2011

VERY COOL – letterpress calendar

by scotthill89 in News, Print Design, Typography

VERY COOL – letterpress calendar

I found a very cool letterpress calendar for 2012 by Fabien Barral. Fabien is a graphic designer from the vineyard region of southern France. He has many innovative and unique designs and has designed a variety of wall stickers, posters and letterpress coasters all for sale. All these items were very popular in 2011 and were all sold out. The 2012 calendar is now in production and available for presale. These are limited edition posters so get yours before they are gone.

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Apr 09 2011

The Kerning Game

by scotthill89 in News, Typography

The Kerning Game

The art of spacing your type is know as kerning and also tracking. In typesetting, the process of subtracting space between specific pairs of characters so that the overall letterspacing appears to be even is KERNING. Where the overall tightness or looseness of the spacing between all characters in a line or block of text is known as TRACKING. Although allot of designers only use the term KERNING when adjusting type is their designs. Anyone who works with letters extensively knows that good spacing is often more important than good letters. In “Lettering as a Work of Art”, the essay that prefaces Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering (1966 but originally Meisterbuch der Schrift, 1952), Jan Tschichold says, “Good lettering demands three things: A beautiful letterform must be selected which is appropriate to the purpose it is to serve and to the lettering technique to be used. This calls for well balanced and sensitive letter spacing and word spacing, which takes the letter spacing into account. A harmonious and logical arrangement of lines is essential.

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