Type Basics: Anatomy

Book one was all about the anatomy of typography and the very basics. So, I thought, what are the foundations of a letterform? On Moodle, we had been linked a page that breaks down type, but I wanted to go further and research more into the composition. After all, I am hoping to spend the rest of my life working as a graphic designer so I figured it would be in my best interests to delve further into the field.

My book was all about how you can use typography to your best ability, once you have learnt the basics. I narrowed down the pages in my sketchbook as I knew that if I didn’t, I’d end up with a graphic novel rather than a 16 page book.

Here is the final book layout:


Overall, I’m extremely happy with the style of my books. They work well as a collection, you can tell they belong as a range yet they strive individually. I think the white space works well as the minimalist style really draws you in. The condensed black font contrasts well against the overall white page. I’m really proud of the final designs, I’m glad the books had to be black and white as if it had to be in colour I wouldn’t have any idea where to begin. It was a good starting brief, I particularly enjoyed it.


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