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The Sarcophagus of Ahiram in its current location (Lebanon).

Historia of Type – The Evolution of Letters

This article is the continuation of the Previous Article in which I shared about some of the prominent Writing Systems. In this article, I’ll further discuss the Formation and Evolution of the Alphabet, how the Alphabet became what it is today, and, How it has influenced the World of Typography Today. The Proto-Sinaitic Letter (c.a. 1800 BC) There were many ...

Historia of Type – The Dawn of Letters

In order to keep exploring and respect where we are today in Type we have to take a trip back in history and get a glimpse of its Chronicle, Shall we? Definition of Type – Letters that are printed on paper mediums or seen on screen mediums. For example – a,b,c,d… The System of Proto-Writing (c.a. 7th millennium BCE) There was an evolution of simple symbols ...

Visual Representation of Kerning

Guidelines of Typographic Kerning

In Typography, Kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between only two characters in a proportional typeface, mainly to achieve an optically pleasing result. So, the reader does not have a readability problem while reading. A well-kerned typeface is a typeface in which the blank spaces between characters have an optically similar area, and mathematically ...