Typography speed dating

Typography, like any expertise, can only be truly mastered with practice – but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring!

What better way to spiff up your design skills than with some fun online typography games?

A prominent home to art, craft and design from across Africa, the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed is hosting another exciting Creative Exchange evening designed to bring people, ideas and ingenuity together and spark new creative work.

On Thursday 25 August The Watershed will transform from 5pm onwards, with a special Night Owls skills speed meet, plus interactive installations, music and other pop-ups throughout the venue.

It also looks at the individual personalities of different typefaces and what people’s type choices reveal about their personality.

The book begins with an introductory section explaining type’s importance, followed by a brief history of key developments in typography from the 1450s to the present day as well as some general rules on use.

Pre-register for the evening on Quicket or purchase tickets at the door. The curated space offers a platform to talented, emerging designers and now showcases more than 150 tenants, jointly representing over 365 fresh and innovative brands.

Visitors can select from a wide range of products from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery.

’; and Type Karaoke, which highlights how typography can convey volume or tone of voice.The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).The term typography is also applied to the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols created by the process.Central to the Creative Exchange evening, the Night Owls speed-dating-style sessions will be open to artists, designers and talented creative individuals interested in getting to know their peers in the industry.In two organised sessions sponsored by Between 10and5, participants will sit in two rows of chairs, briefly talking to the person opposite them about what they do as a job or hobby.We’ve compiled a collection of entertaining typography games sure to test your knowledge. Type Connection— the “typographic dating game”—helps designers fuel their font-pairing powers with split-second decisions that are sure to get designers at every level up to speed. Simply drag the middle letters to their rightful place by using your arrow keys or your mouse.

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