Typeface is a huge, virtually unrecognized part of our world. In this digital age, fonts are everywhere. Smart use of fonts, as well as an understanding of typefaces, is critical for our students to be the most effective communicators they can be.
To start our fonts study, the Lower School students wrote/drew/coded their names in Logo. They made stylistic decisions about the shapes of their letters, the spacing, the size, and the style. Creating these masterpieces required artistic initiative as well as geometric understanding; they "drew" the letters by typing lengths, angles, and code syntax.
Next up, we will work on typefaces in our technology hour, focusing on different types, the different aspects, and different uses of fonts. We will then make our own fonts, both in Logo and with a program that turns actual handwriting into a digital font.