• Krunal Odedra

[CW] Observing typefaces

Tracing the various fonts and typeface have actual gave me good insight into the formation, outline, structure and style they are designed. Some would look like light and handwritten whereas some would like very bold and precise. Few has rounded edges, angular and rooted as well. Thickness of the typefaces would vary as well as well traverse the letter from top to bottom or centre to out wards. Typefaces may vary in orientation and thickness which in general terms we call italics and bolds. There could be some typefaces quite similar looking but might vary slightly on their height or width giving them their own identity. Let’s few of them below.

Comic Sans

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Comic Sans


  1. Type : Sans Serif

  2. Edges : Rounded Edges

  3. Style : Handwritten

  4. Impression : Light

  5. Orientation : tilt / disorganised

  6. Thickness : equal throughout

Helvetica, Gill Sans & Futura

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  1. Type : Sans Serif

  2. Edges : flat/angular

  3. Style : block

  4. Impression : bold

  5. Orientation : straight / up-right

  6. Thickness : equal throughout

These fonts doesn’t have rooted or pointed edges and thus would fall under sans serif category of fonts. Usually used for bold appearance and titles and are fit to be used as normal text in literature as well. Easier and quicker to read. Helvetica, Gill Sans and Futura are very similar but vary a bit in their width.

Times New Roman & Garamond

  1. Type : Serif

  2. Edges : Rooted/Pointed

  3. Style : Carved

  4. Impression : detailed / carved

  5. Orientation : straight / up-right

  6. Thickness : Varies

These fonts have rooted or pointed edges and thus would fall under serif category of fonts. Usually used for normal text in literature. Not as easier and quicker to read as other sans serif fonts. Times New Roman and Garamond are very similar but vary a bit in their width & thickness

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