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PBS Off Book series: Typography

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Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typographical culture exists, where typefaces are created and graphic design seeps in to every image.

Typography and design are part of what we do for a living in our house, but it was still a happy surprise when the kids liked this video from PBS’s Off Book series. There’s a fair amount of discussion in the video, but it’s mixed with images of New York City, as well as colors, letters, patterns, and shapes that all have meaning.

Next, watch Round hand & single stroke lettering demos by Glen Weisgerber and Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film.

via Visual News.

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