What does Typography mean ?

What does Typography mean ? Typography Definition & The History of Typography from Printing to Pure Typography styles. Define Typography in Illuminated Lettering for Printing & Creative Lettering
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What does Typography mean ? HEre we introduce a version of a Typography Definition , a little look at a typeface definition and  The History of Typography from Printing to Pure Typography styles.  Have you ever wondered what makes typography different from handwriting per se ? Lets look at how to define Typography in contemporary Illuminated Lettering and Ornamental Letterforms for Printing, Bookbinding and Creative Lettering

Often it is thought that the words Printing and Typography stand for the same methods of using letterforms to create words . But today there are many different types of printing methods from lithographic printers, textile printers, linocutting,  screen printing, etching, letter carving, the art of creative typography is varied and manifold. SO lets see how we can define typography a little more and investigate the contemporary Definition of Typography today.

What does Typography mean ?

  • The word typography is derived from the Greek word " TYPOS" or type, or writing - literally type-writing. So we can define Typography as printing movable or separate types.

  • we can also define typography as the style and appearance of printed matter

  • the art or procedure of arranging type or processing data and printing from

  • Encyclopedia Britannica 's definition of typography is that ‘typography is concerned with the determination of the appearance of the printed page’.

  • creative typography is used in film, media, television, magazines, advertising etc to convey and communicate different ranges of emotions.

  • So what does typography mean simplified :
    " Typography is writing with pre-made lettering tools "



Wikipedia's Definition of Typography

  • Typography is the are and technique of arranging type to make written language most appealing to learning and recognition 
  • The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size and line length , line spacing, letter spacing ( tracking) and adjusting the space within letters pairs ( kerning)

Definition of Type Design

  • Type Design is a closely related craft sometimes considered part of typography but most traditional typographers don't design typefaces ( but arrange and utilize typefaces that have been designed by others)



Define Typography and its differences to handwriting, creative lettering and graffiti

  •  concerned with creating letter-shapes, but don’t offer a repeatable system of setting these letters.

Typeface Definition

In Typography Define Typeface

  • in typography a typeface is called a font family or family of fonts
  • there is usually a set that belongs to the family which shares identical design features
  • each typeface is made up out of glyphs that share design features within a family of fonts
  • some of these characterizing design features are line weight, line style, the way a line slants, italicization, ornamental flourishes and serif additions, width and condensation between glyphs etc

The History of Typeface

What does Typography mean ? Typography Definition & The History of Typography from Printing to Pure Typography styles. Define Typography in Illuminated Lettering for Printing & Creative Lettering

Before the invention of typography by Gutenberg there was no typography as we know it in association with using lettering tools to repeat and print a word. In todays digital age it is somewhat more complicated to define typography wit simple reference to printing alone as there are many ways to duplicate typefaces and typedesign limitations are no longer a hurdle for all kinds of creative typography. But traditionally and historically speaking we can look at the history of typeface to see how it all began

  • The History of Typography

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