Things You'll Find Amazing About Typography and Fonts Part Two
3. The Classification
There are several classifications of typography including the following:
- Textura or Old English
This typographic classification was popular in Ireland and Germany in the Middle Ages, around the 17th century. Have you ever heard about the gothic style and the Celtic style? Yes, it is popular, the gothic style is popular in Germany, and the Celtic style, on the other hand, is popular in Ireland.
This is a type of typography that is also commonly referred to as a humanist style. This is because of the strokes and writing style that resembles human handwriting. Furthermore, this typography style is Romanised.
Do you know Serif? Yes, serif is an example of a transitional type that first appeared in 1692.
- Old Style
This type has a Serif typeface with a unique metal type. In addition, this type is also the type that has dominated the printing world for approximately 200 years.
Is typography that appeared before the 20th century which is also divided into three types. The first type is grotesque sans-serif, the second type is geometric sans-serif, and the third type is humanist sans-serif. Today, this typography is so popularly used in various documents such as research papers to invitation cards.
- Script and Cursive
If you look briefly, this type resembles human handwriting. A distinct feature of this type is that the letters are small and connected to each other. Cursive, on the other hand, has a lowercase style too but does not connect to each other.