Typography is the art of writing in an arranged way that makes language visible. The term typography stems from the Greek words typos and graphe which mean form and writing. The art has seen many changes over the centuries, but still manages to be relevant even today, a feat few things can lay claim to. Typography dates all the way back to the very first dies and punches used currency and seals in ancient times. Typography generally involves a wide variety of factors such as typefaces, point size, line length and line spacing. Other processes might include tracking, which is the adjusting of spaces between groups of letters and adjusting the space between pairs of letters, which is called kerning. Typography is a task commonly performed by compositors, typographers, typesetters, graphic designers, comic book artists, art directors, graffiti artists, clerical workers, and many more, basically anyone who arranges type for any kind of product. Prior to the Digital Age, typography was considered a specialized occupation. Digitization has opened up typography to a whole new generation of visual designers and users. It is now said that typography is now something pretty much everyone day, whether they are aware of it or not.
admin on May 16th 2012 in Uncategorized