:: syllabus :: p1: modular font :: p2: exhibtion :: p3: workbook :: p4: kinetic type ::  

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They are not all fonts
So you want to create a typeface
How to design typefaces

 


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Modular Fonts

bit mapped fonts of the early 90's. screens and printer were only 72dpi.
example | example | early Emigre

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A modular font is a built system. Modular fonts are based on a system (set) of simple shapes (toolbox)
repeated, flipped and flopped. The challege will be to make something simple and beautiful. A modular
font can look geometric or it also can look orgainic it all depends on your defined toolbox. You can
design your letters filled in, outlined or a combination.

Looking at history. History of BlackLetter.

above Albrecht Dürer 1525

 

Fregio Mecano, Italian origin, 1920s

 

 

 

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