Digital typography: a primer

Ever since the advent of printing with movable type, typography and technology had become inseparable. If we were to accept the definition of typography as the mechanical production of written language, then we must have an intimate understanding of our prevailing typesetting technology – the computer and its software and peripherals – in order to become competent typographic designers. Craftsmanship is inherent in our technology; creativity is also built upon the foundation of understanding the technology. This handout outlines the basic concepts of digital typography.

Baseline grid

An explanation of how baseline grids work.