We all had to bring in 5 typefaces A-Z in both upper and lower case without writing on it what the fonts were. We then as a group of 7 had to organise then into 5 catagories. Our catagories were;
- Thin serif
- Thick serif
- Thin sans serif
- Thick sans serif
|Thin Serif, Thick Serif, Thin Sans Serif, Thick Sans Serif, Decorative|
All of the groups came up with these different catagories;
- Sans serif
- Multiple weights
- Hand rendered
As there are 6 different methods of producing type, Stone, Sable, Bone, Wood, Lead, Silicone. As a group we has to then organise the typefaces into 6 different piles, from where we thought that typeface had originated from. This was a lot harder than the previous task as there were 7 of us in the group, and it was hard to agree with everyone in the group. But we did get them done.
We found that the first three were the easiest to see where they orginiated but found that as it got to last three it was a lot harder to establish their origin.
Character of letterform;
Stone, Sabel and Bone are all classic methods of producing type, and was pre industry, where as Wood, Lead and Silicone is more modern, and is post industrial. As a group we had to define each group of typefaces using one word, and these are the word which the four groups came up with.
Stone - established, sophisticated, traditional, comercial
Sable - rough, fast, fluid, gothic
Bone - elegant, elegant, feminine, posh
Wood - simple, formal, curved, minimal
Lead - fragile, rounded, bold, minimal
Silicone - geometric, dense, textured, simple
We had to swap the typefaces we brought with us with someone else in the groups then use ideantifont to find out what those fonts are.
I only identified 3 of my 5 typefaces, as the programme didn't find it correctly or I didn't answer the questions correctly. One of my typefaces was hard to answer the questions for as you can't see a lot of its detail.
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