Exercise 1, Text Block
       
     
Exercise 2, Valentine
       
     
Systems & Details
       
     
Letterpress
       
     
Project Summary
       
     
Exercise 1, Text Block
       
     
Exercise 1, Text Block

My first experience setting type. Lessons centered around understanding measurements like points and picas to properly space with leading.

Exercise 2, Valentine
       
     
Exercise 2, Valentine

Neutral Milk Hotel Lyric set in 30 pt Arrighi, with ornamental border.

Systems & Details
       
     
Systems & Details

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.

Letterpress
       
     
Letterpress

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.

Project Summary
       
     
Project Summary

Here’s a short description I wrote (and set in 11pt type) about a relating project— The Letterpress Puzzle.