First Semester | TypeCookers

Doing TypeCookers is definitely one of the most exciting assignments of the first semester. Here is a set of the sketches I’ve already now.

TypeCooker #1

TypeCooker #1


1) width: condensed
2) weight: book
3) construction: roman
4) stroke endings: slab shaped serif
5) ascender: shorter than normal
6) descender: shorter than normal
7) contrast type: translation (broad nib)
8) contrast amount: visible contrast
9) stems: slightly concave
10) intended application: multi-purpose

TypeCooker #2

TypeCooker #2


1) width: narrow
2) weight: bold
3) construction: roman
4) stroke endings: straight, no serif
5) ascender: shorter than normal
6) descender: longer than normal
7) contrast type: expansion (pointed nib)
8) contrast amount: some contrast
9) stems: straight
10) intended application: newsprint

TypeCooker #3

TypeCooker #3


1) width: normal
2) weight: semi bold
3) construction: roman
4) stroke endings: wedge shaped serif
5) ascender: longer than normal
6) descender: longer than normal
7) contrast type: expansion (pointed nib)
8) contrast amount: very high contrast
9) stems: slightly concave
10) intended application: multi-purpose
11) intended size: display sizes
12) special: inktraps for outside corners (black)

TypeCooker #4

TypeCooker #4


1) width: extra condensed
2) weight: medium
3) construction: italic
4) stroke endings: wedge shaped serif
5) ascender: longer than normal
6) descender: shorter than normal
7) contrast type: between expansion and transitional
8) contrast amount: inverted contrast
9) stems: convex
10) intended application: smooth offset printing
11) intended size: most sizes
12) special: inktraps for inside corners (white)

TypeCooker #4 / numbers / my interpretation of wedgeness

TypeCooker #5


Numbers + my interpretation of wedgeness
1) width: extra condensed
2) weight: thin
3) construction: proportional oldstyle figures
4) stroke endings: wedge shaped serif
5) ascender: much longer than normal
6) descender: longer than normal
7) contrast type: between expansion and transitional
8) contrast amount: no contrast at all (thick == thin)
9) stems: straight
10) intended application: signage
11) intended size: very large sizes
12) special: inktraps for inside corners (white)

TypeCooker|6| oldstyle numbers

TypeCooker #6


Smth about rough contours and asymmetric serifs

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