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Typography. Type Classifications 1. Black Letter (Manuscript, Old English) 2. Roman or Serif (Old Style, Transitional, Modern) 3. Sans Serif 4. Slab Serif.

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1 Typography

2 Type Classifications 1. Black Letter (Manuscript, Old English) 2. Roman or Serif (Old Style, Transitional, Modern) 3. Sans Serif 4. Slab Serif (Egyptian) 5. Script (Cursive) 6. Novelty (Decorative)

3 Black Letter Also called: Manuscript or Old English Early printers emulated hand lettering of the local area.

4 Black Letter ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

5 Roman or Serif : Nicolas Jensen (master engraver) developed the first Roman lowercase letters.

6 Roman or Serif Oldstyle Transitional Modern

7 Roman or Serif ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz KITE

8 Roman or Serif Different Types of Serifs

9 Sans Serif Sans is French for “without” ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

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11 Slab Serif Often called Egyptian Heavy slabs for serifs ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

12 Script Often called Cursive ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

13 Novelty Often called Decorative ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

14 Activity Create a small sketch of each of the 6 classifications on one page of your sketchbook.

15 Black Letter Aa

16 Roman or Serif Aa

17 Sans Serif Aa

18 Slab Serif Aa

19 Script or Cursive Aa

20 Novelty Aa


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