Week 3

Last week’s review of ligatures left me a bit confused as to the difference between standard and discretionary ligatures. Ilene Strizver on CreativePro.com gives a helpful explanation as well as some great visuals in her article “TypeTalk“.

Standard: the combining of characters for better readability
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Discretionary: more decorative in nature; their purpose is primarily ornamental
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I also happened upon this fun website, a collection of delightful discretionary ligatures. It makes me wonder how difficult it would be to create my own using Illustrator.

For example:
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PROJECT 3

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