This is an updated version of the Elam XCR I talked about earlier. If you’d like to earn some additional credit, you can choose one of your Elam posters and develop it into a polished, final version. You’ll need to pay careful attention to layout, type choice, color, and images. You should use graphical elements (photos, icons, etc.) in place of the simple non-objective elements. In other words, the poster should look like the example posters I showed in class for most of the Elam chapters and the polished examples in Elam’s book
This will require an initial draft that I’ll give you feedback on as well as a final version. You’d earn up to 5% extra credit towards your course grade (a not insignificant amount).
The first draft must be completed and submitted to me by November 14 so I have time to get you feedback. The final would be due on November 18.
Apple and Adobe developed TrueType in the 1980s. TrueType allows “hinting” for improving on-screen legibility.
Adobe and Microsoft collaborated on OpenType. OpenType fonts allow a much larger character set (up to 65,000 glyphs). OpenType also provides automatic glyph replacement for things like ligatures (for software that supports it, such as Adobe InDesign).
Turns out that XD font sizes intentionally don’t equate to a real-world measurement like points. As the person in that linked post says, it’s sort of like how vector graphics can be made as large or small as necessary without losing resolution because they’re resolution independent.