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Typography: The ABC of typefaces

We are constantly surrounded by an almost infinite variety of letters. In newspapers, magazines, books and other printed matter, on cars and buildings, on the TV and on the Internet: everywhere we encounter different kinds of typefaces. We usually pay no attention to the form of the letters when we read, we only perceive the message of the text. The influence which contemporary fashion, individuality, the need for representation, as well as the principles of proportionality and legibility have on typefaces is presented and discussed based on handwritten and printed texts.

Activity: Creative activities possible by arrangement.

Age: from class eight

Curriculum link: Art, German

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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