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CONTENT

1 11 5 3 1 9 INTRODUCTION

Georgia’s History Georgia’s Designer

COMPARISON ANALYSIS

Georgia & Baskerville Georgia’s Design And Analysis

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USAGE

Wikipedia Washington Post

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As a transitional serif design, Georgia shows a number of traditional features of rational serif typefaces as alternating thick and thin stroke, ball terminal and vertical axis.Speaking in 2013 about the development of Georgia, Miller Carter said, "I was familiar with Scotch romans, and was puzzled by the fact that they were once so popular but unfortunately they disappeared completely. Georgia’s numeral figure designs are lower-case or text figures, designed to blend in continuous text; this was at the time a rare feature in computer fonts.

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Son of Harry Carter, Royal Designer for Industry, contemporary British type designer, trained as punchcutter by Paul Rädisch, a responsible for the Crosfield’s typographic program in early 1960s, Mergenthaler Linotype’s house designer 1965–1981. Carter co-founded Bitstream with Mike Parker Parker in 1981. In 1991 he left Bitstrea to form Carter & Cone with Cherie.

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Georgia is a "Scotch Roman"—a style which originated in types sold by Scottish type foundries of Alexander Wilson and William Miller in the period of 1810–1820. According to Thomas Curson Hansard, these were cut by London-based punchcutter Richard Austin.


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TYPE FAMILY Georgia Regular

Regular typeface creates a legible and easy to read wordings.

Georgia Italic

Slanted cursive based on a stylized calligraphic handwriting form.

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Simple is Beautiful (8pt)

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Simple is Beautiful (8pt)

Characters that are darker and heavier than normal.

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USAGE

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Georgia is mostly used in English countries’s newspapers such as The Washington Post, Guardian, Telegraph and Wall Street Journal. Since newspapers are a mix of images and text, it’s vital that the reader can easily scan over lines of text and that it remain readable. Georgia is also used in Wikipedia as a headline or also as a subject’s tittle. Also,the text size might vary based upon the size of the reader’s screen. Few products supply georia such as Window’s, Publisher, Microsoft Office, Picture It, PhotoDraw and many more.

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