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Type Classification and Selection I. Anatomy of A Character Cap height

Ascender Line



Typography Counter Descender Serif

Descender Line

Mean Line Baseline

II. Clasifications and common uses associated with typeface a. Roman- (more formal) b. Serif- (use this for headlines!) c. Sans- (perfect for body copy) d. Script- (personalizes a document) e. Decorative-, and -(good for titles or accents phrases) f. Old English- (very formal)

III. Guidlines for Fonts a.You have to remember that the type needs to be: -Readable-Large letters of text can be read. -Legible-how quickly a short body of text can be recongnized. b.The size of type matters as well. Don’t use type sizes too small or too large. c.Text type should be 12 points and smaller. d.Display type should be 14 points and larger.

Sarah johnson ipe6  
Sarah johnson ipe6