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

Discretionary: more decorative in nature; their purpose is primarily ornamental

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_Circles_Template (2)

Project_Circles_Template (3)


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