STYLE BOOK Aaron Miller History of Graphic
RIBBED VAULT A rib vault is the intersection of multiple rib vaults. They of ten used ribbed vaults to put more windwos higher up and they also of ten made them out of stone so they could support a wood roof.
An allusional device where a design or picture takes place of a word or part of word. Of ten used in the middle ages for surnames or professions.
The name given to rounded windows of ten used in churces with gothic architecture. They recieved the name from their obvious rose shape.
A tympanum is a decorative piece placed over an entrance. It is normally semi-circle or triangular cnsisting of carved images and sometimes words.
ROCOCO Rococo was of ten referred to as
Hieratic Scale is manipulating the
late-baroque. Rococo was very ornate
size of the figures to portray
they used creamy pastel colors
signifigance or importance.
and assymetirical designs.
The larger figures obviously being more important than the smaller ones.
DROP CAP A Drop Cap is where the first letter of a paragraph is enlarged but kept flush with the paragraph indenting many lines below it to keep everything even.
A symbol or word that is registered as a representation for that company. It is supposed to differentiate the difference between products from two seperate companies. There are many guitars shaped like Fenders, but their trademark is what lets you know it is a Fender.
A writing system where the pictures portray a physical object and that is how A manuscript that is decorated with initials, borders, or other design along with the text contained within them.
they are comrehended.
A cursive tupeface started with calligraphy and usually slants to the right.
Stained glass got its color from metallic salts used during manufacturing, Usually stained glass is exclusively windows of churches and other buildings, but artists are starting to breakout of that mold.
Printer’s marks were essentially trade marks of the time period. Printers used them to put their little mark on their piece of work. The first printer’s mark was on The Bible made by Fust and Schoffer.
A group of printmaking techniques where you cut into a surface known as a plate cover it with ink and then print with it. People will of ten use metal, but many other materials such as wood and various stones have been used.
Interlaces are where portions of the artwork overlap by seeming to be braided or knotted together. Of ten times it is useed to fill space.
Ligatures are where pieces or adjacent letters are in direct contact with each other. It happens more of ten than many people realize, mainly because it is not something we are taught to pay attention to.
Movable type is a tupe of printing that uses different components to recreate letters and punctuations for documents. The first moveable tupe was created in China.
A pointed arch was exactly that, a pointed arch. It allowed for the architects to lif t them higher due to where the support of the building was sitting compared to Romanesque rounded arches.
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Published on Jul 29, 2012