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Book Response: Chapter 3

 

This week’s chapter discusses about several key elements that revolve around legibility. The book reiterates the ideas that we have been learning in class. One of the ideas we have been learning is the art of juggling type size, line length, and interline spacing (leading) in body text. The book also mentions other elements that can affect legibility such as the weight of the letterforms, color, alignment. These elements play a significant role in determining legibility. This information was especially important to the iterations that I was doing this past week for my poster. My challenge was trying to balance these elements to convey the associations I felt represented Bodoni, the typeface I chose for my project. I was able to carefully use type size and color to define the hierarchy in my poster. I also studied the line lengths for my paragraphs to create a comfortable and elegant feeling for my poster. During my process critique, I was able to refine my legibility on my poster by adding more leading throughout my paragraph. By doing so, it created a more elegant and clean look to my poster, and more importantly, increased the legibility to my viewers.

 
Joyce Chen