Brief: Cardiff in Typographic Forms

Typographic terminology (images below):

Type hunting

In groups, we walked around Cardiff finding 4 different typographic terms: roman; nesting; ligature and condensed. It was interested going round Cardiff and taking a notice at the different kind of logos about and questioning how they were designed. Roman and condensed were the easiest two to find, however, for nesting and ligature, we found what we thought were examples but had slightly mis-interpreted the meaning. Ligature is the joining of letters but is specific to only certain letters ( e.g. fi, st, ty) and nesting, we thought was type within shape but is more specifically type within type.

Exhibition

We were then asked to draw and cut out a letter to represent one of the typographic terms (from the images we had taken). I did the letter E in roman. It was interesting to learn about different letter forms and there terminology; I learned a lot about the form of type in context.

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Author: ellenreiddesign

First year Graphic Communication student at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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