11 October 2013

Typography guide for Part-A

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Calligraphy :

It is the art of writing (usually letters) with an instrument having broad tip or brush in one stroke. The countries that employed (and employing) typography were India, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Persia, Islam and western systems like Latin, Georgia and even Russia. 

Epigraphy :

Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers. 

Get an overview about Epigraphy, techniques, materials used and more in wiki page for Epigraphy

Also check - Indian Inscriptions

Penmanship :

Is the technique of writing with hand using writing instruments like pens, fountain pens, mechanical pencils, brushes and what is called Stylus.

Micrography :

Also called Micro calligraphy, is a method of representing geometric or abstract designs by using minute Hebrew letters. Mostly they will be rendered in black and white and colored micrography is distinctive.

Punch cutting picture below

                                        Source - http://wikipedia.org/

Printmaking :

Is the process of making artworks by printing (usually on paper) techniques of printmaking.

It is the group of printing and printmaking techniques in which a image is cut (with a V shape) into  a surface and the cut portion holds the ink.
Techniques - Engraving, etching, dry point, mezzotint, aquatint etc.

Relief prints (includes woodcut)
Unlike Intaglio, where ink is applied beneath the original surface of the matrix, Ink in Relief prints will be applied to the original surface.
Techniques - Woodcut, linocut and metacult etc.
Planographic - Also "offset printing" (including lithography)

Other printmaking techniques

  • Viscocity printing,
  • Collagraphy
  • Foil imaging
  • Screen printing
  • Monoprints
  • Digital printings
Know more details about them - here

Download Pdf format of this page - here

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  1. Ever so greatful for the Study Material


  3. sir as far as I can remember there was a beautiful pdf relating fonts and calligraphy .I can't find the link. Can you recall?

    1. I've shared many that i can't understand what u r looking for. Anyway u can search in the resources page too and I guess u will find in uceed resource update 3 post, available in uceed page.


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