ty·pog·ra·phy | \tī-ˈpä-grə-fē \

Definition of typography 

1 : letterpress printing

2 : the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter

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But the details are quintessential Fujiwara: graphic typography treatments and Fragment’s lighting-bolt logo, a symbol immediately recognizable to hypebeasts and design aficionados alike. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Moncler and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Just Dropped Your Latest Must-Cop Collab," 14 June 2018 Lance Wyman Lance Wyman’s design for the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics incorporated hypnotic geometric lines and colors, pre-Columbian artifacts and modern typography to create a quintessential op art logo. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "Behind the scenes with influential graphic artists from 50 years ago," 30 May 2018 The typography and design is appropriately low key and augments the section through its restraint, rather than intruding on it. USA TODAY, "Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lead 2017 USA TODAY Network journalism awards," 7 Mar. 2018 The Presentation Group designed the whole signing ceremony — everything from selecting the furniture to the typography for the United Nations charter. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "Camden-born illustrator, turning 100, left his mark on Nazi trials | Stu Bykofsky," 17 May 2018 This exhibit at the Chicago Design Museum celebrates the work of the late Dan Friedman, an American graphic and furniture designer who was a major contributor to the post-modern and new wave typography movements. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "8 Chicago museum exhibits to check out in May," 10 May 2017 If so, someone did a great job of matching typography to the rest of the newspaper. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Did the birth of baseball launch angles come in 1885 in Caldwell, Kan.? | The Kansas City Star," 1 May 2018 With its embossed cover and antique typography, the original volume resembles something that might have appeared 100 years ago, back when boys were little men and girls were little women, as far as such things were then understood. Robert Lloyd, latimes.com, "In kids' shows ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ and ‘Craig of the Creek,’ imagination takes flight," 30 Mar. 2018 The detail work was fabulous, and the typography was outstanding. USA TODAY, "Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lead 2017 USA TODAY Network journalism awards," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of typography

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for typography

Medieval Latin typographia, from Greek typos impression, cast + -graphia -graphy — more at type entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of typography

: the work of producing printed pages from written material

: the style, arrangement, or appearance of printed letters on a page

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