The use of scales to aid composition originally surfaced in music  , they’re used to add structure and harmony to sound instead of just a series of incoherent noises. In typography they are used to create visual harmony and consistency throughout written documents.Continue reading
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Figure 1. Prumo Text sample.
Prumo Text is one of many beautiful typefaces designed by DSType, an award winning and internationally renowned foundry. They have some of the finest examples of type design throughout their website, so be sure to check it out.Continue reading
In a previous article titled Line Lengths & Measures I discussed the importance of achieving an ideal measure (line length) for your content, I also explained how to achieve this. The article you are now reading serves as an expansion on Line Lengths & Measures, so if you haven’t read it yet, take a look now before reading on.Continue reading
lig.a.ture – The act of tying or binding.
Since the creation of moveable type ligatures have taken on a more technical definition which is when two or more letters are cast together to create one sort (or glyph), this is considered a ligature even though the letters may not necessarily be connected as one letterform, but they still occupy a single glyph, which can be difficult to distinguish by eye.Continue reading