ty·​pog·​ra·​phy | \ tī-ˈpä-grə-fē How to pronounce typography (audio) \

Definition of typography

1 : letterpress printing
2 : the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter

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Directed by Tai Nakazawa with artwork and animation by Takeru Shibuya (ODDJOB Inc.), the colorful animation using graphics and typography inspired by early '90s street youth culture matches the song's playfully upbeat melody and lyrics. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Japan's Vickeblanka Drops New Animated 'Ca Va?' Video: Watch," 13 June 2019 Other company branding such as logo and typography will be unveiled at a later date. Janna Herron, USA TODAY, "BB&T, SunTrust announce Truist Bank, the name of their post-merger bank," 12 June 2019 City council is set to vote on the verbal brand identity and typography at its meeting March 5. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "City of Bellaire considers new brand, continues construction," 26 Feb. 2018 The rebranding would include updating the city's typography, logo, seal and icons. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "City of Bellaire considers new brand, continues construction," 26 Feb. 2018 Karen Hastings, project communications manager for the flood control district, said that the projects for each watershed are different because each area has its own unique set of issues, typography and development. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Meetings set in northwest Harris County on proposed $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond project," 11 June 2018 The real fun of the film’s typography lies in its spacing, which draws on the look of letterpress printing and then exaggerates it. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 The mood of each film is reflected in its distinctive title typography. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 One of White’s first hires was the former art director Henry Wolf, who infused the magazine with a deadpan surrealism through irreverent play with text and typography. Stephen Mooallem, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pop Goes Bazaar: A Look Back at the Magazine in the 1960s," 9 June 2017

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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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The first known use of typography was in 1610

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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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