Blackboard Typography Class

     I decided to teach myself typography terminology. And what better way to learn anything but to write it on a blackboard and make sure you stare at it a hundred times a day ?

     Each piece took around 1 to 2 hours, and was left hanging for 2 days in my room. I mostly used a chalk marker, which is not quite chalk and not quite a marker - but once you get the hang of it, you can get some seriously subtle thickness changes that make for an easier Roman capital calligraphy.

(Warning : contains strong language)

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  1. Never heard of overshoot before!

    I disagree with your characterization of slab serif though, it doesn't have to be monowidth to be slab! e.g. Clarendon

    1. You're right, I considered writing "very little or no change" but thought it would take up too much space !

      That being said, Wikipedia does classify Clarendon as a special subcategory of slab, because it's much closer to a modern font than the other slabs : the serifs have brackets, and there's a very visible change from thick to thin.


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