Since yesterday’s product toss went so quickly1, how about another shot?
In the photo above you can see the my final project from my letterpress class (printed last night).
I designed this as a fake concert ad where most of the band names include some kind of typographical term2. The first three people to correctly identify at least 8 of the 9 will receive a coupon for an episode of PeepCode and a PeepCode t-shirt shipped to their house at my expense (anywhere in the world).
Void where prohibited. The Topfunky Corp is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or SPAM-tagged email. Employees of the Topfunky Corp not eligible. Entries by people with either “Jacob” or “Harris” in their name will be checked twice to verify accuracy.
UPDATE! Congrats to Michele Finotto, Keith Frost, and Luke Redpath for being quick on the trigger and also having correct answers. They will be receiving a PeepCode t-shirt in the mail soon.
- A gothic script from France and Germany used in the 14th and 15th centuries. Was used for documents of minor value or importance.
- The lower extent of descenders in letters like g, p, or y.
- A measurement equal to the width of the letter “m.” Also called an “em space.”
- A measurement equal to the width of the letter “n.” Also called an “en space.”
- A decorative character in the shape of an ivy leaf.
- A piece of lead or other metal used to make space between lines of text.
- The paragraph sign. ¶
- full bleed
- The technique of printing past the edge of a page, or printing out to an area and then cutting the paper to a smaller dimension.
- Not technically a typographical term, but refers to typefaces that do not lean to the right or the left. Early typefaces were made to look as if they had been drawn by a right-handed person, but others abandon this and have a more upright appearance (for example, bodoni).
Thanks to everyone who entered, including Jacob Harris!
1 Ten coupons in about 15 minutes. Honestly, I’m a little worried that people are stalking my blog so frequently that they notice within one minute of a new blog post.
2 Most of the people in the class didn’t find this funny, which baffles me. How is “The Rusty Slug” not funny?
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