Common Typography Errors
During last week while jumping from one task to the other, I saw a tweet that caught my attention. It referred to typography errors and the basics. As a new creative director in a creative video studio I often find myself still covering some basics with regard to type and its use. I don’t proclaim to be a master, however I would like to highlight the benefits of even a simple grasp of the skills of applying good typography to any design, moving or not.
The following link was a great help in summarizing the essential need-to-knows in one downloadable pdf. (At which point I immediately took it and uploaded it to the company’s basecamp project for typography resources.)
Its worth noting that although the above link takes you to a fellow Irish man’s page (hurrah!) (Ray Elder), its not actually his production. The original is produced by the designer Jim Godfrey and was printed in letterpress as evidenced in this link. Both are great; the pdf for its attainabilty, and the original for its print quality. Unfortunately I’m a little late in discovering that it was indeed printed so I’ve yet to get my hands on a copy. Better luck next time perhaps.
For all those out there inserting double spaces between sentences even in official documents please look at rule number 1!