Tracing Fonts


This week, one of our assignments was to trace fonts. I started with Comic Sans and found myself questioning whether it might be a cruel joke tracing such a mocked font, but as I continued, I started to notice the nuances of each font. I found the serif fonts easier to line up, but much harder to trace. Tracing the sans serif fonts wasn’t that much easier. Despite their simplicity, there are small details which make or break the font. For instance, Helvetica’s font has flat ends for all it’s letters, whereas Futura combines both. We see most of these fonts on a regular basis, but sitting down to trace them was a worthwhile exercise in paying attention to the details that go into making them.


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