A bunch of links and videos I’m collecting to help me with my presentation.
I’m designing a questionnaire to test some ideas for my proposal. In order to carry it out effectively I’ve briefly looked into existing methods used, psychology and considered how best to approach the respondent.
My Fonts sent out an email newsletter containing an interesting interview with Jonathan Barnbrook. I’ve picked out a few bits which are useful to my thinking.
It’s safe to say that most designers know that Comic Sans is a no-no except in extremely relevant circumstances (and according to this article, it works well for dyslexic children). This article explains why, and includes some relevant notes for my major project. It would be impossible to do a project like this without mentioning […]
Returning a minute to this notion of a typeface having an emotion or feeling, Garfield also suggests that they can have a gender:
Notes and findings about Barnbrook & Virus Fonts. To be updated as and when. http://www.virusfonts.com/
I must admit, this coupled with the Comic Sans article surprises me. The BBC website is aimed at, well, just about everyone really, and here they are discussing something which initially I supposed to only consciously matter to designers. It gives an informed summation of the issues with typography. It argues both sides, but the […]
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about typography, it’s history, it’s meanings etc and felt it was time to really look at some typography. Whilst I was on holiday in the South of France this year I took a few photographs of typography I saw whilst out and about. I’m going to look at […]
(Could potentially design a timeline for the proposal? Shows background-grounding. Just a thought) As I’m going to be looking at typography and it’s meanings, I felt it important to have an understanding of where typography came from, and why we have the letter system we do today. What do other countries have? Why do our […]
Edit (22/04/12) My original plan for my major project. Left here in case the references are useful to anyone looking into type & typography. I suspect this will get updated as I start to delve in. Things will get crossed off, written in proper English, removing the word “stuff” etc.