Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting back to basics.

There are a some basic rules to help keep consistency and competency of your piece. These are the basic guidelines that have been developed over several years. Here are a couple of the rules: for legibility keep your point size between 8pt. and 12pt., avoid using too many type sizes and weights. Use upper and lower case to make it easy for your viewers to read. Remember not to use font that are too similar, this will make it hard to build any contrast in your piece. Line length is important if you make it to short or to long it will disrupt the flow. These are just a few of the basic rules of typography, but rules are meant to be broken as well. I will touch on that for a later post.

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