Thursday, 14 February 2013

Type Workshop//notes

Grid and Divine Proportions

Fibonacci sequence: 

about proportions not measurements
ratio of 8:13
found/used in renaissance paintings, architecture, can also be used in design as well

a series of numbers, a sum of the two preceding numbers, continuous
e.g. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 1+2=3...

can be used for type and point sizes as well as page/shape/box sizes

e.g. 55 point title should be complemented with 34 point body copy by applying Fibonacci's sequence

Dividing the Page:

1.62 is the golden number
 a way of achieving balanced designs
correct proportions on the page

basic calculations to finding the golden section of a page:

1.62 divided with page width (rounded to nearest whole number)

these new measurements can be continually divided by the golden number which creates the beginnings of some form of grid

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