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|STYLE OF WRITING AS HOLES|
|You are to design a ‘letter’, that will be formed as a series of holes. Behind the holes will be the speaker.|
|FIRST, A LITTLE ABOUT TYPOGRAPHY|
When looking at almost any magazine it is obvious that there are a wide and varied number of letter styles / fonts available for everyday use. There is a style of writing for almost every occasion from celebrations from parties to formal events. More modern styles of writing are often named after the designer whereas many can be dated back hundreds of years.
The style below is quite plain. However, each letter is composed of distinct parts.
|A variety of ‘serif’ shapes can be applied to letters. Four of the most common are shown below.|
|Kerning can be used to place two characters closer together than usual. WA, AW, TA, or VA are typical examples. Kerning increases readability and makes letters appear balanced and proportional, especially at larger font sizes.|
|The style of the letters shown above are SANSERIF - they do not have the ends of letters finished with serifs as they are plain.|
|You are to design a ‘letter’, that will be formed as a series of holes. Start by trying the simple exercise below.|
|1. Draw three accurate guidelines|
|2. Draw the letters, in a simple plain style, single line thickness.|
|3. Draw small circles accurately, following the lines.|
|4. Now, try to design your own style of writing, adding holes.|
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