Typographic Design:

Form and Communication

Fourth Edition

Inventing Sign Systems

Greg Prygrocki
Joe Easer
Paul Dean

North Carolina State University

A set of nine signs were invented. Each was required to be a distinctive mark, with unique optical characteristics, yet harmonious with all the other signs and clearly recognizable as part of the set.

The focus of this project is to make students aware of the properties that bring unity to any typographic system. These include stroke weight and direction, stress, form repetition, and intersection.

Basic Elements of Typeface Design