Blog 3 .2nd September 2008 rough copy

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On Tuesday we were introduced into ideas behind typogrqaphy. Fonts are used to change the way text appears on screen, from word documents to posters. They can be used to enhance and deliver a message more clearly through using fonts that complement what is being conveyed. Typography will be important when it comes to my specific project to do with computer engineering and i would be interested in finding out what Apple uses for their font.We were taught that fonts are all saved in a specific folder which is limited to around 300.

Google has many fonts that can be downloaded from the internet in compressed zip files. When unzipped they form ttf’s true type fonts. The typface usually must complement the mood of the message e.g. for a Halloween poster you would not use Times New Roman you would choose something more frightening and choose a scary font that may have droplets of blood dropping off letters.

We also covered shadow effects to enhance the look of the typefacethis essentially was done by using the flip verticle tool and gausian blur as an introduction to special effects called text formating techniques. Skewing and bevel and emboss were demonstrated to us.

I also spent time personally on my poster project one of the posters will be of a foot entering a door and a garden with windows, doors, pathway and a gate to fire up the imagination in regards to future operating systems. I also sketched an impression of an early robot I call Cayana, which will be the wifi  or dongle controlled robot that will deliver the service.

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2 Responses to “Blog 3 .2nd September 2008 rough copy”

  1. dglevel3 Says:

    Peter, Have you posted Blog’s 1 and 2 yet?

  2. dglevel3 Says:

    Peter, you really need to post your blogs asap.

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