Project 2- Type Identification

We will look more closely at the identification of type. See this page for links and definitions

  • Using InDesign, create 6 pages, 8.5 x 11″
  • For each page, typeset 4-5 words using one of these typefaces:
    Garamond, Baskerville, Bodoni, Helvetica, Century, Rockwell
  • The font size should be LARGE.
  • Under each set, analyze the font by these criteria:
  1. TYPEFACE: identify which typeface you are using
  2.  CLASSIFICATION: select which classification the type belongs to

    • OLDSTYLE – organic contrast of weight in the strokes – from brush or pen
    • TRANSITIONAL – stroke contrast is increased
    • MODERN – stroke contrast is extreme
    • SANS SERIF – lack of serifs, stroke weight is uniform, more legible at small sizes
    • SLAB SERIF – hybrid of bold sans serif and horizontal stress of serif
  3. SERIF TYPE: square, unbracketed, bracketed, no serif
  4. STRESS: oblique, slightly oblique, vertical, no stress
  5. CONTRAST: high contrast, medium contrast, low contrast. no contrast

SELECT FROM THESE CHOICES:

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Options

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Example 1

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example 2

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Example 3

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