• Introduction to typefaces and type designers
  • Structural and aesthetic analysis of Miller; historical considerations and future potential
  • Roger Black and pioneering editorial design as well as the web frontier. Globalization as the new frontier of type design
  • Introduction to East Asian languages and glyphs, anatomy and evolution of sinographs. Asian versions of serif and sans
  • Linguistics as a baseline for typesetting; issues arising from setting Latin-Asian text
  • Analysis of Meiryo and screen legibility. Miller as a typeface for print legibility; Meiryo as a typeface for screen legibility
  • Meiryo press release
  • 3-page spread of previous Latin-Japanese standard on left, Meiryo in center, English translation on right.
  • Demonstration of textural differences between MS Gothic and Meiryo in being able to harmonize with English text in copy.
  • References from research.
  • Close-up of spread.
  • Close-up of spread.
  • Close-up image of spread.
  • Close-up image of spread.
  • Close-up image of spread.

Completed

May 2011


Details

11" x 17" book
Photography
Typography

Senior Monograph

In this capstone project completed under the counsel of professor Peggy Re, original research is conducted on typographic design. This extensive dissertation culminates in an 11"x17" book.
Beginning with formal studies of Matthew Carter's editorial typeface, Miller, my research expands to the works of magazine designer Roger Black. With the bridge of globalization in the pluralization of society's cyber dimension, I segway into  Eiichi Kono's Latin-Japanese typeface, Meiryo. Extensive consideration into historical foundations of Asian typography as well as modern sustainability of East Asian glyphs are assessed. The union between Roman and Asian letter forms are analyzed with regard to globalization as the emerging typographic frontier.