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Typo Feature - Serif

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 7:50 AM
Bi-Monthly article featuring Typographic Artworks by theme.
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Today's Typo Feature is dedicated to Serifs.

Is a characteristic of a typeface. It is a style element added to the end of strokes on a typeface. It is typical for Roman typefaces, such as Garamond, Didot, Bodoni or Times.
Serif typefaces may appear out of fashion and not contemporary anymore, but they can still be used to create modern and unique artworks.

Serifs Features

Curious Alice by noodlekiddo Design Is My Soul by AxnAkshan Slab Serif Type Poster by joannalt808
Typography by MattEdson Garamond by gokhanbartu Albrecht Durer's 'V' letter by VeraCotuna
Serif by dbolan The Perfect Drug by AliceGraphix
You are above them. by kyd13 Carpe by WRDBNR X marks the spot by CHIN2OFF
Mug Shot: Slab Serif by humanskin Type Song 33 - Nirvana by axlesax why? by chuckTHEchick
Didot character "5" by Salazar14 :thumb66844198:
Mr. Bodoni is so sad. by agusthings Bodoni typography experiment by leomante mechanical letters by shosya
The Good Old Style Typefaces by Shadowtuga :thumb180007897: newsletter assignment-cover by warlock1291
2012 by Knarfart Free yourself from hate. by eatthewords L.O.V.E by gilang2007

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nymphont Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, ! I just created my first "serious" serif typeface, so I have enjoyed seeing the work of others. Thanks. :)
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
oh cool, I saw it! :la: it's nice :D
nymphont Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Photographer
That carpe deviation looks insanly hot!
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yay for Typography :la: it was my weakest point when I took my Graphic Design A level but I remember learning so much. I was totally oblivious to all these technicalities of fonts and learning about serifs is something that always comes to mind from that course.. :]
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awww :huggle:

yeah, there's lots of vocabulary to learn :lol: I guess Serif is one of the first things they teach you :D
Sky-of-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know very much about typography, so I have a question: what exactly is a serif?
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
When you compare 2 different typefaces, for example Arial and Times New Roman, you will see how Times New Roman has those tiny things at the end of its strokes. Arial does not have them.
They are called Serifs. Times New Roman is a Serif font, while Arial is a Sans Serif font. Sans is French for "without", so a Sans Serif font is just a font without Serifs :)

I hope this explains it :)
Sky-of-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, I understand. Thank you!
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