Types of Type: the best way to start your typographic week
It all began when Amanda Lui, the Los Angeles-based graphic designer who, when not playing with shapes is an Information Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering - the birthplace of Disneyland - realised she could combine her love for cultural comparisons and graphic design in one place.
"Types of Type, a guide to typography with character, has recently been published online (Nov 2017) and we’d love to share it with the Typeroom community" says Lui of ToT, this free, interactive resource for beginners and type enthusiasts alike which she urges us to experience ourselves ASAP.
"Typography is introduced as not only a form of communication but as an art form across two languages, English and Korean. The two languages are more similar than you may think. No knowledge of the Korean language is needed as a brief history and overview of the letters is included. Other topics include principles of typography and ways of translating type visually between the two alphabets" says Lui who partnered with developers Jeremiah Montoya and Nathan Specht to bring Types of Type to life.
Types of Type is a guide to typography with character. It mentors through the fundamentals of type by comparing English and Korean."Types Of Type has taken many forms during my studies and has stayed with me since. I learned a lot from putting this guide together, and hope you enjoy it" says Lui. Will do!