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Designers Go To Heaven

Designers Go To Heaven
We had the chance this week to interview Andrei Robu one of the leading typographers based in Bucharest, Romania and Bankok Thailand. As founder of Typeverything, Designers go to Heaven and Calligraphi.ca he worked for agencies like Leo Burnett and more around the world. Here is what he has to say about working, life and typography. 1. How did you came to type? What is your artistic background?

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Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Show all Serif Didone is a typeface classification characterized by slab-like serifs without brackets; vertical orientation of weight axes.

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