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Space After / Space Before

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A solid space set between linesA 2pt space applied after this lineA 10pt space applied before this line...

Apex

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...The point formed at the top of a character such as ‘A’ where the left and right strokes meet. Some typefaces have exaggerated pointed apexes, while others are softer and rounded.This logo was created by Faydherbe/de Vringer for ZOVAR...

Baseline Grid

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...The basic structure that is used to guide the placement of type and graphic elements within a design. The baseline grid, when combined with text columns, provides a clear and definite method of handling type placement.In this illustration...

Drop caps

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

Complementary

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Multiple typefaces used together harmoniously in a design; complementary fonts are used when the use of a single font may not produce a workable result. Complementary fonts can add different levels of texture and nuance to a design...

Digital fonts

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Fonts created digitally rather than by hand. The digital revolution has meant that new fonts can be designed and trialled quickly and easily, without the great time and expense of producing hot metal type. With the emergence of digital type...

Roman du Roi

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...A roman typeface developed by order of King Louis XIV of France in 1692 for the exclusive use of the royal printer. This typeface is of particular importance as it marks a departure from type based on calligraphy to one based...

Expert Sets

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Companion fonts that carry additional and specific characters. Not all fonts have an accompanying expert set, so you should plan whether you’ll need these special marks...

Fat face

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...‘Fat Face’ typefaces are a development from Modern typefaces. Used primarily in advertising and titling, these faces appeared from around 1810–1820. Elephant, Bodoni Ultra and Normande (shown here) are all examples. They exaggerated...

Fixed width

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Monospaced, or fixed-width type aligns each character vertically by allocating the same amount of space to each one, whether it be a wide character such as a ‘w’, a narrow character such as an ‘i’, or a punctuation mark. Fixedwidth fonts...