Introduction to Typography

Our introduction to typography was a fast paced lecture with David Wrenne and was rather mind blowing, I’d understood that typography is a complex discipline but its history and evolution was overwhelming.  The changes from calligraphy to printed, movable type in c.1436 and the typography terms we still draw from that process, such as ‘kerning’, ‘tracking’ and ‘leading’. And the minute yet vital details such as the fact that circular letter-form must be 5% larger than a square to appear equal in size and the myriad of terminology for every conceivable aspect of type. I’m eager to delve further into typography as it’s an area in which I have very little knowledge.



As homework we were assigned twenty-two relevant technical terms to define and show as illustrations. I’ve attached images of my work below.

(images to be updated)




Author: David Rothwell

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