If graphic design was a religion, fonts are its priests… and I for one am a faithful parishioner. Photographing fonts and letterforms is something that comes natural and are overlooked things of beauty.
ELEMENTS OF A FONT:
At its most basic, a font is a collection of letterforms. A very large distinction is that these letterforms are designed to be used and to work together. The design is such that many letterforms are actually composed of the same, or repeating elements—stroke weight, serif brackets, counter spaces. With digital font design, a font also includes things such as kerning tables, which help determine how letters ‘fit’, or are spaced.
A font most often refers to a digital typeface, which can be used at nearly any size, where a typeface, or face, refers to a single size, weight and style of a font.
A well-designed font will have a consistency of design. They consist of Uppercase, Lowercase, Uppercase Numerals, Lowercase Numerals, Punctuation and Miscellaneous/Special Characters.
Yes, I’m a dork!