Lexon Gothic 6 styles
Storm Type Foundry
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Is a typical newspaper, dictionary and magazine type face. It is also very suitable for children's books and posters. The large x-height, condensed shapes and darker colour of the basic design guarantee its legibility already in small sizes and even in morning twilight. The line is bitten into the surface by the marked "slippers"of the letters. The lower- case letters have flattened upper and lower limbs, just like in letterpress. Their bellies are quite round and their knees are lightened by slight incisions. The type face is rather archaic in expression and its italics are dynamically flamboyant. The "juicy" design of the alphabet is achieved by strengthening the elements of variety, sometimes even in exaggerated form. When reading newspapers, we are interested in the surface of things, in their, as far as possible, unbiased description. We forage for arid facts which do not require our spiritual or emotional participation. That is why the type face must be neither dull nor expressive, but absolutely huckstering. For – seen from the other side – if we are publishers, we sell information, or else merchandise just like any other. The type face is its packaging, its outer form which here has all manner of functions except for the aesthetic one. The apparent proportional disharmony between the upper-case and lower-case letters is a question of habit. The view that the upper-case and lower-case letters must have the same width proportions is prejudice. On the contrary – the history of type faces enlightens us on the fact that the two alphabets did not have much in common. To prove this it is sufficient to look briefly at their forms – we will find out that only 8 out of 26 pairs of letters resemble each other and, moreover, the ones which do are less frequent in the text.
Foundry Storm Type Foundry
Designers František Štorm
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