I Want My Typeface Back

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Final Project for History of Typography class. Based on the Childrens novel "I Want My Hat Back".

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  • I WANT MY TYPEFACE BACKKIRBY MORFITT

  • My typeface is gone.I want it back.

  • Have you seen my typeface?

    No. I havent seen your typeface.

    OK. Thank you anyway.

  • Have you seen my typeface?

    No. I have not seen any typefaces around here.

    OK. Thank you anyway.

  • Have you seen my typeface?

    No. Why are you asking me.I havent seen it.I havent seen any typefaces anywhere.I would not steal a typeface.Dont ask me any more questions.

    OK. Thank you anyway.

  • Have you seen my typeface?

    I havent seen anything all day. I have been trying to invent movable type.

    Would you like me to leave now?

    Yes, please.

  • Have you seen my typeface?I saw a typeface once, it was caligraphic like this.My typeface doesnt look like that. Thank you anyway.

  • Have you seen my typeface?

    What is a type-face?

    Thank you anyway.

  • Nobody has seen my typeface. What if I never see it again? What if nobody ever finds it?

  • My poor typeface. I miss it so much.

  • Whats the matter?

    I have lost my typeface. And nobody has seen it.

    What does your typeface look like?

    It is sans-serif and tall and

  • I HAVE SEEN MY TYPEFACE.

  • YOU. YOU STOLE MY TYPEFACE.

  • I love my typeface.

  • BemboOld Style (1495)

    Aldus ManutiusHumanist/Old Style Printer

    Francesco Griffo Punch Cutter

    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    Identifiers:-ascender height exceeding cap height-oblique stress-short, bracketed serifs with cupped bases-angled serifs on lower case ascenders

  • GaramondOld Style

    (1530)Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    Claude GaramondPunch Cutter

    Identifiers:-Counters are generous, with the exception of the lowercase a and e, which are small.-Lowercase top serifs are extended, diagonal, and curve to join the main strokes.-The Uppercase T is unique, with the top left serif slanted and the top right serif straight.

  • BaskervilleTransitional (1757)

    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    Identifiers: -wide, tapered serifs-strong weight contrast -larger x-height -vertical stress

    John Baskervilleprinter and designer

  • Zaphino Caligraphic(1998)

    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy ZzIdentifiers:-Caligraphic-sweeping, tall-lots of ligatures and nuances available-just look at it

    Hermann ZapfDesigner

  • GutenbergBlackletter(1450)

    Johannes GutenbergInventor of Moveable type

    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    Identifers:-Thick dark strokes-reminiscent of handwritten- Difficult to read, looks old man

  • Wingdings Symbols (1990)

    Charles BigelowDesinger

    Kris HolmesDesinger

    AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjkLlMmNnOoP-pQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz

    Identifiers:-This is wingdings-bonus points to you if you actually sat there and worked out what all these say-I like cheese, Gou-da i!Ws my favorite

  • Comic Sans MSSans Serif(1994)

    Vincent ConnareDesigner

    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    Identifiers:-Casual, non-connecting script-childish, not to be taken seriously-ew-Found in the Doge internet meme-Basically the worst font

  • Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo PpQq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

    HelveticaSans Serif

    (1957)Max MiedingerDesinger

    Identifiers:-The uppercase G is notable for its vertical drop, with the slight tilt on the inside-Uppercase Q has a straight bar cutting through it-Ends of letters tend to be at vertical and horizontal angles-Helvetica is E verywhere