Week 6 – The week of February 5th – 9th: Paragraph spacing

In class

Review in class assignment.
Final homework review in small groups. Project 2 is due next week.


TOGETHER: In class assignment — Measurements and spacing practice
You will be given a printout of some printed text samples. Using a pica ruler, document and measure the following:

Typeface classification
Typographic style
Paragraph alignment
Point size/Leading, &
Line measure.

For example: Sans serif, bold italic, centered, 12/16 12p6

Open the file here and correct/check your measurements:
Click here to download/open the document in Indesign. We will be practicing paragraph spacing.


ON YOUR OWN: In class assignment — Measurements and spacing practice

For more individual practice in type measurements and spacing, please click here on this link for your in class, individual practice. Using your sample, document and measure the following:

Typographic style
Paragraph alignment
Point size/Leading, &
Line measure.

For example: Gill Sans, bold italic, centered, 12/16 12p6

After you are done with the above, track, letter space, and/or kern the Chapter headline(s).

Properly balance ragged lines and/or manage forced justified paragraphs.

Bring in your answers/print out to this class assignment next week.




Part 1: Refine and finish your design. Remember to work on your letter, word and line spacing. Bring color print outs of:

Your mood board
Your first iteration
Your final project
Your typeface classification/anatomy

Part 2: Make a PDF file which includes:
Your mood board
Your sketches
Your first iteration
Your digital final and
Your type anatomy/classification.
You will drop your composite PDF into my drop folder
and hand in your print outs.



“How to” files:

Chapters 7–10 (Lynda.com): Working with left aligned type, Working with justified type, Understanding the Paragraph Composer and Single-Line Composer, Working with paragraph alignments, Breaking and not breaking lines.









Type History & Type Classifications (pdf)

Creative Brief Lecture (pdf)

Modifying Type Lecture (pdf)

Letter Spacing (pdf)

Measurements (pdf)

Punctuation (pdf)

General Overview: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

A Closer Inspection: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

Subtle Details: Font Combinations (pdf)

Practical Advice for Chosing Typefaces (pdf)



Type Classification (pdf)

Letter Anatomy Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Letters Anatomy Definitions (pdf)

Drawing Letters (pdf)

Identifying Type (pdf)

Classic Serifs (pdf)

Classic San Serifs (pdf)


Creative Brief Template (pdf)

Creative Brief/Design Brief (pdfs)

Creative Brief AIGA sample (pdf)

Venn Diagram (pdf)

Brainstorming Techniques (pdf)

Style/Concept Board Template (.indt file)

50 sketches (pdf)


Elements of an identity dissected...

How to choose typography for a brand...


Designing Type (book)

Type: A Visual History (book)


Spacing (pdf)

Kerning/Leading Key Commands (pdf)


Setting up typographic space–Indesign (pdf)

Common Ad Sizes (pdf)


19 Top Fonts in 19 Top Combinations (pdf)

Font Combinations (pdf)


34 Typographic Sins (pdf)



American Alphabet


Typography that works: Ellen Lupton

Mood Boards: Dressing for different...

Logo Lounge

60 Minimal Logo Designs


Type design trends

Typewolf recommendations

Stunning font trends of 2017

Type trends for web design


Under Consideration

Wordmark (view your loaded fonts)

What the font



CounterSpace Type Timeline

Garamond Variety 1

Garamond Variety 2

How to Spot Arial


Typeface Design Resources & Tutorials

List of type designers

Early Typographers

8 famous fonts and the designer who made them



Alex Trochut

Jon Contino

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische and Erik Marinovich —
Title Case Video

Dana Tanamachi

Louise Fili

Joel Felix

Craig Ward

Simon Walker

Mary Kate McDevitt

Doyald Young Video

Erik Marinovich

Jeff Rogers

Letman: Job Wouters

Margo Chase

Margo Chase Video

Carolyn Sewell

Sebastian Lester

André Beato

There is

Design Sponge

Letter Cult

Better Letters

Hand Lettering Club




Doyald Young

Laura Worthington

Misprinted Type



Lost Type



Type Kit


Kerning Practice (site)

Shaping Type Practice (site)

InDesign Typography (Lynda.com course)


I love typography






Type Worship

80 Beautiful Typefaces...

Design is History

8 Faces

Font Police


The Font Feed

Design Boom


Brand New Classroom

Business Cards

Card Observer


Metrix Create Space Laser Cutter Specs

Metrix Create Space


The Dieline

Packaging of the World

Packaging of the World Pinterest

Lovely Package