Punctuation Part 5:
Tall & Thin

The last post, Part 4 of this series, focused on quotes, including the ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. In this post I'm covering the more or less vertical punctuation, / \ | ¦ ( ) [ ] { and }. All of these glyphs have thinner strokes than the alphabetic glyphs. These glyphs generally align [...]

2018-01-16T14:28:38-07:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Punctuation
Part 4: Quotes

Part 3 of this punctuation series covered . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • (but unfortunately not ‽—the interrobang). I'm back into the swing of things with Part 4, which focuses on quotes. This includes ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. Comma errata In the last post I noted that the tail [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:05-07:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Punctuation
Part 3: Dots

Previously, Part 2 of this punctuation series covered # ‐ – — _ and *. While that post dealt primarily with horizontal lines, this post focuses on dots. This includes . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • but unfortunately not ‽ (the interrobang). I quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to design an interrobang that coordinated well with [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:40-07:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Punctuation Part 2:
Dash It All

Last week's post began a 5 post series on punctuation, starting with 4 tall symbols used to organize information: † ‡ § ¶. Today's post will be continuing the punctuations series with # ‐ – — _ and *. These punctuation marks all contain horizontal lines, save for the asterisk. 1000 Yard Em Dash — First, a bit of history. When casting the earliest metal [...]

2017-12-12T23:34:10-07:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Punctuation Part 1: Footnotes and Little Heads

In my last post I finished up a series on letterlike symbols. This series will include 5 posts on punctuation, starting with 4 tall symbols used to organize information: † ‡ § ¶ Even thought it's thematically related, I'm not using this post to cover the asterisk (*). That will be in Part 2 because of its size. Dagger † and Double Dagger ‡ The [...]

2017-12-04T21:08:18-07:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |