My name is Katie Lee and I'm a graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio; caffeine addict and lover of type. This blog documents the progress of my six-month long senior capstone project from concept to conclusion. Read my project statement here.
(is it wrong to call a typeface ‘sans’ if it doesn’t have a serif equivalent yet?)
i thought i would be better at this. got any other ideas?
Novel Constructions: The Making of a Typeface
Type and Media Masters
A Short, Intensive Course in Type Design
A Few Things I’ve Learned About Typeface Design
Through Thick and Thin
The Making of Acorde
Typographic Desk Reference
An Interview with Ludwig Ubele
and so it begins…
(Notes from Karen Cheng’s Designing Type)
Indistinct letterforms vs. distinct letterforms.
The next step in my project is to decide which letters I’m going to concentrate on drawing and clarifying first. While continuing research into which letterforms are most problematic for low vision users, I stumbled upon this resource that begins to identify which parts of the letter are most crucial to its legibility.
“[from these images] …we can clearly see, that we mostly pay attention to the features of a letter skeleton that make them unique in the Latin alphabet: the crossbar of the e, the stroke endings of the c and the existence and shape of ascenders and descenders in general.”