October 9, 2009

Naming fonts

Found (and read) this article about the names and naming systems (which are fairly ambiguous) used for type faces. I remember there was a brief tangent in class a while back about Aksidenz-Grotesk and I think this article shed some light about how some names as such came to be. Interesting read for typophiles.

"Antique Gothic Grotesque: Deciphering the Typeface Name Game

The vocabulary of type is mysterious at best, and nowhere is this more true than in how typefaces are labeled. Yet knowing how typefaces are named and categorized has very practical benefits. ..." (Article in full here)

Written by James Felici on October 5, 2009

• posted by Greg


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