from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art and technique of printing with movable type.
- n. The composition of printed material from movable type.
- n. The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art or practice of setting and arranging type; typesetting.
- n. The practice or process of printing with type.
- n. The appearance and style of typeset matter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols; emblematical or hieroglyphic representation.
- n. The art of printing with types; the use of types to produce impressions on paper, vellum, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of composing types and printing from them.
- n. In a restricted use, type-work; the branch of printing connected with composition; the preparation of matter in type for use in printing.
- n. The general character or appearance of printed matter.
- n. Emblematical or hieroglyphic representation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the craft of composing type and printing from it
- n. art and technique of printing with movable type
I should add that I just stuck the title typography in there really quickly, and I used the same font on all of them so that hopefully the voting would be based on the images, not the graphic type fonts and colors.
Argh, well, nobody honest involved in typography for the last 50 years would agree with that, David in Nashville.
Beloved by Scrabble fans, em (/εm/) can mean the letter M or a unit of measurement in typography – hence em dash (one of which appeared just there, before hence).
Sure, the layout and typography is simple, but the stark, complicated image immediately captured my imagination.
Either the typography is fabulous and the layout is lousy, or the sidebar is beautifully designed but the rest of it uses terrible colors.
After years working in typography, I felt experienced enough to ponder the issue of justified vs. flush left — one of the deeper questions.
Stephen Lathrop: After years working in typography, I felt experienced enough to ponder the issue of justified vs. flush left — one of the deeper questions.
Another cool experiment in typography: the Word Clock, by Simon Heys.
Below that, Paul had posted some gorgeous examples of ornamental typography from the 16th, 17th and 18th century; below that, beautiful colored images from a 15th century edition of the famous maps drawn by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy around 160 A.D.
The brown and red really pop and the typography is interesting.