Typography

May 12th, 2021

As has been the case since the onset of COVID-19, this meeting will be via Zoom video conference (connection details below).

Speaker: Chris Taylor, OPCUG

Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for thousands of years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.

Chris will outline the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. Then he will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.

The Zoom link will be live at 7:20 pm. Join us at https://tinyurl.com/opcug-meeting.

The above link includes the meeting ID and password. However, if you are ever prompted for the information, use:
Meeting ID: 924 9556 0898
Password: opcug

Instructions for using Zoom are provided here: https://opcug.ca/wp-content/uploads/Zoom-instructionsv3.pdf

There will be a Q&A session after the regular meeting at approximately 9 pm and on the same video conference. Everyone is welcome to attend Q&A sessions and to ask questions about their specific computer-related problems.

Date

May 12 2021

Time

7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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