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Majuscule & Minuscule

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

Accents and diacritics

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Various diacritical marks indicate how the sound of a letter is modified when pronounced. Accents are rarely used in English but are relatively common in other languages. Pictured below are the main accents used in European languages...

Alignment

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...The position of type within a text block in relation to both vertical and horizontal margins. A designer uses alignment to work on the shape formed by the text block within the overall design.Text can be aligned along the horizontal...

Ampersand

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A ligature of the Latin word et, meaning ‘and’. The name ampersand is a contraction of the Latin phrase ‘and per se and’, which translates as ‘the symbol for and by itself means and’. The earliest usage of the ampersand symbol dates back...

Ampersand

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...A ligature of the letters of the Latin word et, which means ‘and’.The earliest usage of the ampersand symbol dates back to the first century AD and it is now found in many languages that use the Latin alphabet. The provenance...

Anatomy

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...The different strokes that form typographical characters. Each letter can be thought of as a body comprised of various constituent parts, and the study and identification of these parts likened to anatomy...

Bad Break

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...The hyphenation of words at the ends of the lines of a justified text block in such a way as to produce a poor visual result. The process of justifying text often breaks and hyphenates words so that the text adequately fills the line. When...

Baseline

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...A baseline is an imaginary line that all type characters sit upon. Some rounded characters, such as the ‘o’, actually fall slightly below the baseline. The location of the baseline varies for different typefaces as its position is fixed...

Bible Paper

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A thin, strong, opaque and lightweight paper that helps reduce the weight of a publication, so named for its predominant use in bible production. Also called India paper. Pictured is a spread from 13 Typo-Sünden (13 typographic sins...

Canadian Binding

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A book binding method in which the pages are bound with a metal or plastic spiral with a wraparound cover. The spiral of a half-Canadian bind is exposed through the cover while that of a full-Canadian bind is not. Canadian binding...