STUDENT WORK: Typography—Ligature
STUDENT WORK, Student Work—Symbolism & Identity, Student Work—Typography
The concept of a ligature is crucial for mastering typographic logotypes for corporate identity work.
Introduction to Typography: Ligature Project
A ligature is defined as two letters combined into one form for the purpose of speeding
typesetting. Common ligatures include ff, fi, and ae. A ligature shares a common element
in a fluid manner. This concept is crucial for mastering typographic logotypes for later
corporate identity work.
- Examine the construction of text and display typography.
- Create path-defined characters in Adobe Illustrator.
- Employ hand and computer techniques to the alteration of letterforms for better use of space
and increased legibility.
- Sort typographic characters by common characteristics.
- Define the parts of typographic characters by their industry standard terminology.
- Analyze all the common elements of a typeface in 52 small sketches—angles, serifs, crossbars, etc.
- Consider combinations betweens different fonts and weights within a family.
- Connect two letters with a common element.
- Refine and adjust the letters for maximum legibility good spacing, and smooth connections.
- Smooth Transitions
- Good Spacing
- Visually Interesting Solution
(Below) Student Solutions to the Ligature Problem: