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Type Cooking

November 15, 2006

The type cooker generates lists of parameters you must follow to force yourself to draw typefaces with problems you would never otherwise consider.

  • construction — roman
  • ascender — longer than x-height
  • descebder — shorter than x-height
  • width — extended
  • contrast type — can’t be determined
  • contrast amount — low contrast
  • stems — some ductus
  • stroke endings — slab shaped serifs
  • stroke weight — very thin
  • inteded applicationmulti-purpose
  • intended sizedisplay sizes
  • special — must contain at least 1 ligature
  • typecooker-01.jpg

  • construction — capitals with roman
  • ascender — shorter than x-height
  • descebder — shorter than x-height
  • width — narrow
  • contrast type — broad nib
  • contrast amount — quite some contrast
  • stems — some ductus
  • stroke endings — slab shaped serifs
  • stroke weight — book
  • inteded applicationsmooth offset printing
  • intended sizevery large sizes
  • special — use only straight lines
  • typecooker-02.jpg

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