Letter Compositions, Continued
Legibility is a primary concern in the selection of letter style and the layout
of lettering on a page. Factors having the greatest bearing on legibility are
the style and size of the letter and the space between letters, words, and lines
STYLE: Open, clean-cut letters, simply designed, provide maximum
legibility. On projects that do not require specific letter styles, style selection
is left to the DM. When composing layouts with extensive amounts of
lettering, limit the selection of letters to no more than three different styles to
avoid a haphazard appearance or visual overload. Use different letter sizes to
subordinate some information to other information when you have a great
amount of lettering.
Figure 5-36 shows how to subordinate letters of the same style to primary
Figure 5-36.Subordinating secondary information to primary information
using type size.
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