Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Type Tuesday - Descriptive Type

Type Tuesday features another example from one of my current Kemble Collection favorites - Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring's Letter and Lettering. 





Bam!, purr, tsk, tweet, and clap are all examples of onomatopoeia, or words that sound like what the mean. But what about words that look like what they mean? Carlyle and Oring call them "descriptive type" - not nearly as fun to say as 'onomatopoeia', but definitely fun to look at!





Jaime Henderson,
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