Type as metaphor

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pris's picture
Joined: 2 Nov 2008 - 6:59am
Type as metaphor

I'm currently doing a project on typography. I have to find variety of typefaces which have a wide range of differences, each one for a particular kind of message.

Anyone can help me out with this?

Michael Hernan's picture
Joined: 24 Sep 2005 - 2:45pm

It is a bit late now to respond, but I couldn't resist having a look in here because I love the title of this thread.
Of course letters are a metaphors of the very thing they try to communicate i.e. the a communicating a-ness.
But then when we know its an 'a', then what kind of 'a' is it?
Is it a kind a or an aggressive a, what did it have for breakfast?
It becomes very Type CSI.

Michael Hernan

Christopher Timothy Dean's picture
Joined: 22 Oct 2006 - 10:49pm

Ehses, H., Lupton, E. (1988). Design papers 5. Rhetorical handbook: an illustrated manual for graphic designers. NSCAD University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.