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Type design

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Type design is the art and process of designing typefaces. [1]

9 relations: Calligraphy, Computer font, Craft, Derivative work, List of institutions offering type design education, List of type designers, Pantograph, Type certificate, Typeface.


Calligraphy (from Greek: καλλιγραφία) is a visual art related to writing.

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Computer font

A computer font (or font) is implemented as a digital data file containing a set of graphically related glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats.

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A craft or trade is a pastime or a profession that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work.

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Derivative work

In copyright law, a derivative work is an expressive creation that includes major copyright-protected elements of an original, previously created first work (the underlying work).

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List of institutions offering type design education

This is a List of institutions offering type design education. Type design (also: typeface design, pop. font design), the art of creating typefaces, is taught at art and design colleges around the world.

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List of type designers

A type designer (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a typographer), is a person who designs typefaces.

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A pantograph (Greek roots παντ- "all, every" and γραφ- "to write", from their original use for copying writing) is a mechanical linkage connected in a manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one pen, in tracing an image, produces identical movements in a second pen.

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Type certificate

A type certificate signifies the airworthiness of a particular category of aircraft, according to its manufacturing design (‘type’).

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In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_design

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