Research point: Book Cover Design

There’s an interesting article on “the guardian” (Link) explaining the design differenced of book covers in the US vs. the ones from the UK, based on a book by Hillary Clinton. “It’s a complicated market, so the design becomes simpler and focuses on broader appeal” and continues with, “I think ebooks and the internet have definitely focused…

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Exercise: Hierarchy

Listings Magazine Research     Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article. Exercise Hierarchy   Computer Magazine Research     Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article. Exposé     Book Review Research   Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article.   Exercise…

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Research Point / Magazines and Layout

Brief: If you haven’t already, now is the time to collect as many newspapers, newsletters, magazines and brochures as you can. Start by going through them and dividing them into the ones that immediately look easy to read and those that don’t. Is this due to the typefaces used, the way the type is laid out…

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Exercise: If the face fits

Being able to quickly find a matching font using filters for „Decorative“, „Serif“, “Sans Serif“ and even the width of a Font is very important to me. I, therefore, have my font library already organized and use the Tool „RightFont“ to identify and navigate the collections. Here’s an overview how it works. Brief Now identify…

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Exercise: A typographic jigsaw puzzle

I’ve decided to take the word “puzzle” literally and cutout the different elements after scannning the master page. I’m doing this without looking at the Baskerville typface assembled.     Using  the below guidance, i started the puzzle by defining my x-height using the lower case “e”. The lowecase “l” helped me in finding my ascender line.…

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Exercise: Playing with words

Brief Using the following words create typographical representations that present both the word and a suggestion of its meaning. Sad Safe Sardonic Saucy Scholarly Serious Sinking Skimpy Shadow Sleek Speed Swagger Shattered Snowy Squeeze Shy Sodden Stiff Short Silly Soothing Smart Squat Sweet Sordid Sophisticated Stodgy Stoned Style Supine Start this exercise by working on…

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