Comparison of the Different Types of Typography

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Judith A. Powell Composition and Language ENG1010 XD Instructor: Jacob Kaltenbach Assignment 2: Comparison/Contrast Essay COMPARISON OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TYPOGRAPHY “When designers think of typography, we invariably consider semiotics which consists of semantics (the relation between signs and the concepts they represent), syntax (the formal relation between signs in a system), and pragmatics (the study of signs in use). Depending upon our concept and our sensibility to typographic form, the type can be our main concern or the invisible carrier of our message. In this sense typography becomes “the raw material that goes into communication, serving man and his exchanges.” However, this definition does not take into…show more content…
One block of copy is set centered and justified in Bodoni book; this represents a more classical use of typography. The second block of copy is set flush left, ragged right in Futura book; this block represents a more modern use of typography. The third block of copy is set flush left in Beowulf; this ever changing typeface represents the transformation of traditional typography to digital typography.” (Digioia). I would also like to talk about the comparison between typography on the Web and typography in print. “Typography on the Web is different from typography in print in many ways, and although the principles hold across the media, the ways in which those principles are applied differ. Things that are “free” in print, such as resolution and a stable page size, are all but impossible on the Web, and things that are “free” on the Web, such as color, interaction, and rich media, are expensive or impossible in print. If you play to the strengths of the Web, then there’s no reason why web typography can’t be as effective as print typography.” < http://www.friendsofed.com/samples/159059231X.pdf>. “We have already seen how limited user and author control of presentation was before CSS. The typographic possibilities offered by CSS are, by comparison to <font>, vast. In fact, the more advanced CSS selectors begin to take CSS to a level where things impossible in print page layout applications
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