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Typography for beginners with Prof Phil Baines

Sat 4 June 2016
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm


A day of practical, old-school exercises to illuminate the three key aspects of typography:

  1. The forms of letters themselves, and what distinguishes the main kinds of typefaces from each other;
  2. The associative (and illustrative) power of letters to give a ‘voice’ to a piece of text;
  3. The basic mechanics of using type as text: space between letters, words, and lines; the balance of type size to line length and leading; the articulation of text by paragraphs, headings.

Throughout the day there will be an opportunity to explore the museum’s collection to further explain and illustrate ideas.

Cost includes materials, lunch & refreshments.

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