I have stepped into the whole new world of typography.
I am just about getting my bearings and am starting to recognise some basic font types now. I was a complete type novice before and it has been another steep learning curve.
I have read “ Type: the secret history of letters” by Simon Loxley, a bit dry but ok and “Just my Type” by Simon Garfield, which was easier reading but it was useful to have the chronological facts already under my belt.
I am mortified to discover I used a much maligned font for my leaflet (Papyrus).
In my defence;
it was the suggestion of one of the committee,
I thought it was “naff” but certainly didn’t have any other ideas, the only font I knew at the time was Times New Roman.
Funnily enough I still haven’t come across anything yet that I feel would have been a good alternative, I’ll keep looking. It could have been worse I guess, I could have used Comic Sans.
Whilst it was interesting to learn about type and all the different fonts, I am not particularly interested in any special aspect. After flicking through another type book (Typography Workbook by T. Samara) I decided to look at “type used as image”.
He describes the following catgories:
I am going to look out for examples of these over the next few weeks.