Kyle Mjoen’s Type Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter Anatomy-page 4 Typographic Palette-page 6 Type Logo-page 8 Grid Excercise-page 10 Letter Contrast-13 Visual Verbal Equations-page 17 Promotional Piece-page 23 Real World Poster-page 25 Book Jacket-page 27 3
For the first assignment I underwent in typography, I was assigned two fonts that I was to disect with anatyomical type rules. The arrangement of letters RTWhaego utilizes the many examples of letter anatomy, but the fonts may not contain all letter anatomy rules.
Avant Gard Shoulder Eye
Cap Height X-Height
The type face called Avant Garde was created by American graphic designers Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase. It was made in 1970, being a refurbished font inspired by a logo that Herb Lubalin designed for a magazine called Avant Garde in the late 1960’s. For a while it was not intended to be a fully available and workable typeface, and as such it lacked in details like Roman Weights for years. It was Ed Benguiat, an American typographer, who condensed and styled it to a new version in 1974. In 1983 it was yet again reworked by photographer Ned Bunnel. The font has been used for a variety of sources, it is the main typeface of Sony Corporation, the logo name of David Guetta and Justin Bieber, and is also Adidas primary font.
Crossbar Arm Stem
Cap Height Meanline Bowl Baseline
The type face Bembo was designed by the Venetian punch cutter and goldsmith Francesco Griffo, and named after the Venetian poet, cardinal, and literary theorist Pietro Bembo. It was originally used to publish Pietro Bembo’s book “De Aetna”, a book recounting the man’s visit to Mount Etna. Francesco Griffo did not realize how popular the font would become, for it was recognized as a departure from the common pen drawn calligraphy of the time, 1495. The font was released for typesetting in 1929 by Stanley Morison, a respected English typographer, the same man who made Times New Roman. Biblical scholars, linguists, medievalists, and classicists have all used the Bembo font in their writings. Today, the font is used very commonly in the titling of books and movies, along with representational texts in many forms and book fonts on account of how elegant yet easy to read it is.
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over the lazy dog -Onyx the Quick Brown Fox Jumps over the lazy dog. -Itc Anna Std The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. -Charlemagne Std The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog -Orator Std The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog -Penumbra Serif Std 7
The irrational dislike of letterforms
often marked by a preference for icons, dingbats, and—in fatal cases—bullets and daggers.
An excessive attachment to and fascination with the shape of letters
often to the exclusion of other interests and object choices.
A persistent anxiety that one has selected the wrong type-face
This condition is often paired with OKD
The promiscuous refusal to make a lifelong commitment to a single typeface
—or even to ﬁve or six, as some doctors recommend. The typothermiac is constantly tempted to test drive “hot” new fonts, often without a proper license.
The fears of the typophobe can often be quieted (but not cured) by steady doses of Helvetica and Times Roman.
Typophiliacs usually die penniless and alone.
(optical kerning disorder), the need to constantly adjust and readjust the spaces between letters.
COMMON The irrational dislike of letterforms, often marked by a preference for icons, dingbats, and—in fatal cases—bullets and daggers. The fears of the typophobe can often be quieted (but not cured) by steady doses of Helvetica and Times Roman.
An excessive attachment to and fascination with the shape of
A persistent anxiety that one has selected the wrong typeface.
The promiscuous refusal to make a lifelong commitment to a single
This condition is often paired with okd (optical kerning disorder), the
typeface—or even to ﬁve or six, as some doctors recommend.
need to constantly adjust and readjust the spaces between letters.
The typothermiac is constantly tempted to test drive “hot” new
letters, often to the exclusion of other interests and object choices. Typophiliacs usually die penniless and alone.
fonts, often without a proper license.
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Deep in the lands of the Amazon rainforest, the young jaguar Kuxi, who was born with special powers, must embark on a perilous quest to save the known world. Out from the shadows, the dark lord Exu has escaped from his imprisonment in the spirit world. His minions hunt Kuxi as their master prepares his assault on the mortal world. Kuxi, with his friends by his side, will travel through the realm of Amazonia, finding his way from the cozy huts of Forest Floor Village to the strong battlements of Understory Fortress to the mighty towers of Canopy City. all on his journey to save his home from the evil forces at work.
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