standards


A standard is an established set of norms or requirements for an item, material, component, system or service.

Books 2

A book about inspiring design achievements from the Arab world. Nasri Khattar,proposed Unified Arabic to make reading Arabic easier to learn.
A concise yet rich discussion of all the small things that enhance the legibility of texts. A guide to micro-typography considering all text situations.

Articles 3

Is there any reason to make new fonts when there are so many already available for downloading? It's time to reflect on motivation to draw new type. While there is no reason to make uninspired new fonts, still, there are typefaces which haven’t been made yet and which we do need.
Essays · 15 July 2011 · English · 492 words
The second chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 18886 words
The prolific founder of Werkplaats Typografie, Karel Martens focuses on the design of the Dutch architectural magazine OASE in his 1999 conversation with Peter Biľak.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1412 words

Help 1

The x-height refers to the distance between the baseline and the top of the lower case line in a typeface. Typically, this is the height of the letter x in the font (the source of the term).

Other pages 1

Here at Typotheque we now print our T-shirts on American Apparel T-shirts. Our earlier T-shirt series were, however, printed on T-shirts of various manufacturers, each one using different measuring standards.