Friday, June 26, 2009

Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs

Typography Monographs Vol. 2
Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs:
An Investigation of the Principles Guiding the Design of Optical Sizes
by Tim Ahrens, MA

* Page Count: 174
* Size: 7 x 10
* Format: Casebound
* Publication Date: April 2009
* Price: $65
* ISBN: 978-0-9817805-4-2

Type designs in history have had significantly different designs in smaller point sizes than that of the larger sizes – a feature which has hardly been carried over to digital type as it is used today, where all sizes can be scaled from a single master. Why were the various point sizes so different in their attributes?



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