[ Layout ]
The planning of the layout for a book or another publication has the task of transferring previous preliminary considerations and individual results of the design idea into the real book form. Whether paper and pencil, a typometer, font samples, reference cards or just notes are used for this is neither relevant for macro typography nor for micro typography …
Nolens (aut) volens
“Not wanting or wanting” – in the sense of “wanted or unwanted”, “involuntarily”, “good or bad”, “forced”, “inevitably”; also: due to coincidence.
“Against” or “compared to”; the comparison of contradicting approaches.
Vitiis nemo sine nascitur.
“Nobody is born without mistakes.”
Horace, sermones 1,3,68 (… although the sentence is incomplete).
The right idea.
Give the layout its own shape OR: shape the idea of the layout.
Examples of layout drafts (see below):
- Nolens volens.
- Versus or: compared to.
- Nobody is born without mistakes.
- Position of the Shapes.
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The macro-typographical draft takes place within the framework of the layout. In other words: the macro typography defines the structure, the principles of order (or aesthetics), the complexity and the didactic use of the book or publication. In addition, technical, haptic and semiotic parameters are defined. »» more »
Micro typography or detailed typography means the micro-typographic typesetting that requires fonts for the production (the typefaces; in the days of classic manual and machine typesetting, be the “letters”) and a coherent and complete macro-typographic layout in the design. »» more »
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