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Friday, July 28, 2017

I want to send a big shout out to writer and graphic designer Janie Kliever for an article she wrote a couple of years back titled A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know (read it here).  I've read many sites centred around typography and design, usually taking notes trying to keep the verbiage straight in my mind. But I often fall flat, especially when it comes to typeface vs font and kerning vs leading. It's not unusal to see me pull my crib notes out from under the desk blotter while reading various articles. Kliever's page is crisp and clear in defining the terms, making the topic far more accessible. 

The page is wonderfully designed as well with illustrations that help drive the information home. Here's a sample:

A sample from Janie Kliever's glossary of typographic termsNicely illustrated, isn't it? So if you're like me and periodically scratch your head over a term you're sure you should understand but don't, wander yonder to Ms Kleiver's page. 

Read more by Janie Kliever - https://designschool.canva.com/blog/author/janiekliever/

 

 

 

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- Poster Design 2 - breaking out of a rut
- Something a little different - a poster for the site
- Slide show confusion - another candidate for Ring of Hell
- First Ring of Web Hell - the never ending slide show

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