Typographic Design:

Form and Communication

Fourth Edition

Letter/Digit Configurations

Rob Carter
Penny Knudsen
Colene Kirwin
Linda Evens
Penny Knudsen

Virginia Commonwealth University

Visual configurations were invented by combining a letter from the English alphabet with a single-digit number. Scale, proportion, weight, and shape relationships between two different signs were explored.

Objectives of this exercise include introducing letterform drawing and drafting skills, using typographic joinery to unify the two distinct forms into a visual gestalt, and understanding the variety of spatial relationships that can exist among characters.

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