An Introduction to Typography and Getting a Feel for Type
Introduction This lesson introduces the student to the power and magic of type. Typography is the study, design and application of type.
What's a typeface and what's a font?
A typeface is a family of type such as Gill Sans :
- Gill Sans MT
- Gill Sans MT Condensed
- Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold
- Gill Sans Ultra Bold
- Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed
A font is an example from a typeface family, set at a particular size, and style.
Find a typeface you like and represent it using sizes and styles in a manner similar to the Gill Sans panel above. Put your name in there somewhere.
Use any application you like (MSWord/ Photoshop/ Illustrator) .