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means the “rebirth". Originally referring to the period that began in the 14th and 15th century in Italy (Florence was the epicenter for art, Venice for graphic design).
space between letterforms.
The way in which parts of a letterform are synchronized with others letters in a typeface.
A symbol to identify a person's trade as a specialty.
A technique used to consistently cut an unusual shape out of a piece of paper.
any aspect of a printed piece that has to be inserted or assembled by hand.
fleurons/ printer's flowers
cast metal pieces with decorative floral designs.
large type signifying a new chapter or separate verse.
a slanted typeface based on Italian script writing style.
A form/style of writing used in government and commerce during the Renaissance.
French “Renaissance Man" : publisher, designer, illustrator, calligrapher, reformer of the French language. He developed the apostrophe, accent mark, and cedilla
is a punctuation mark used in the alphabet to indicate possessiveness or to allow the omission of certain letters. ( mother's, don't)
A mark used to indicate emphasis on a syllable. (resumé)
is a hook added under certain letters to modify their pronunciation; as when a “c" is pronounced as an “s". (façade)
a punch cutter who revolutionized typefaces with extraordinary legibility and clarity; his use of Roman fonts virtually eliminated the popular use of Gothic text.
header found at the top of the page that repeats throughout a book to indicate a common chapter.
decorative extended ascender or descender; a calligraphic flourish
Headpieces and tailpieces
decorative flourishes (composed of fleuron elements) beginning or ending a text piece to create visual bracketing.