Exercise 5: Typography

1. Hyphenation

Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It's central to the work and skills of a designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Your choice of typeface and how you make it work with your layout, grid, colour scheme, design theme and so on will make the difference between a good, bad and great design.

2. Line breaks

Maria Raigosa
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825
Phone Number:
(407) 299-5000

3. Zebra-striped text lines

while (true) {var d = new Date();
      if (d.getDate()==1 &&
      d.getMonth()==3) {

4. Ligatures

A typeface, like any form of design, is created by craftsmen over a substantial period of time, using the talent and experience they've been honing for many years.

5. Fancy ampersands

& The am­per­sand is ty­po­graphic short­hand for the word and. The am­per­sand is halfway be­tween a lig­a­ture and a con­trac­tion—it’s a styl­ized de­pic­tion of the Latin word et.

6. Custom underlines

Leading describes the vertical space between each line of type.

Kerning describes the act of adjusting the space between characters to create a harmonious pairing.

7. Realistic text effects


8. Circular text

A 2-dimensional shape made by drawing a curve that is always the same distance from a center.