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

Examples of typography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The graphic design really spoke to me as a visual artist, and loving typography and graphic design. Gary “ganas” Garay, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Proba looked to Gossamer’s non-linear typography and drew on the name of the publication itself to create compositions that feel subtly psychedelic. Roxanne Fequiere, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2022 But what about those occasions that require the fine china of typography? New York Times, 1 Feb. 2022 Were the people propelling those 897 Chinese boxes — which started out as typography fonts and wound up forming an homage to China’s Great Wall — meant to personify the beauty of cooperation? Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 Its tachymeter scale around the dial, along with day and date indicators, pay homage to the 1972 reference by displaying the original typography. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 Jan. 2022 Expect hard-edge black and vermilion typography rendered at the scale of architecture, the better to dance with. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, 6 Jan. 2022 Their wedding invite assortment is for the graphic designer at heart who loves clean typography and modern elegance. Julie Tong, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2022 Display a small sculpture or memento on an art shelf and hang a canvas print, portraiture or typography art on the wall. oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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27 Mar 2022

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“Typography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typography. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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