Letter Classifications, Continued
The gothic letter, sometimes called block letters, are constructed of strokes
relatively even in weight. Slightly thinner strokes join main stems and curves
to avoid giving the letter a dense look. There are no serifs on gothic letters.
A letter without serifs is referred to as sans serif.
Sans serif letters of even
weight also belong to the contemporary letter grouping. Gothic style letters
are used for letterheads, envelopes, cards, announcements, and many kinds
of office forms.
Figure 5-21 is an example of the gothic letter grouping.
Figure 5-21.The gothic letter group.
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