My first experience setting type. Lessons centered around understanding measurements like points and picas to properly space with leading.
Neutral Milk Hotel Lyric set in 30 pt Arrighi, with ornamental border.
This Arrighi font beautifully showcases a swash that breaks the bounding box! If this were code, what would happen? Well, luckily side bearings (which exist in metal type), also extend to digital typography.
Ironically, it was through the art of letterpress and old-fashioned typesetting, that I truly began to understand the fundamentals of web-based typography. Typography, like code, is a system. Every element is thoughtful, intentional, and created to work together.
Here’s a short description I wrote (and set in 11pt type) about a relating project— The Letterpress Puzzle.