Typographic Design:

Form and Communication

Fourth Edition

Type Chronology Booklet

Instructor:
R. Roger Remington
Designer:
Heinz Klinkon

Rochester Institute of Technology

A comparative study of ten typefaces was made by each student. The information was organized chronologically in a booklet with four pages devoted to each typeface. Shown here, the opening spread juxtaposes descriptive text and a complete font opposite a large letterform. The following spread contains a historical application of the type opposite a contemporary application created by the student.

This problem develops research skills, an understanding of typographic history, and an ability to work with different typefaces. Large amounts of complex data are organized; a consistent format is developed; diversity is created within this format.

Basic Elements of Typeface Design