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About the style, Tuscan Fonts Tuscans can be described as decorative display faces with characteristics that usually include one or more of the following: bi- or trifurcated (branched) serifs or mannered stroke terminations (pointed, rounded, concaved, chiseled, wedged…); an active, energetic contour; and medial decoration. Tuscans can also be additively ...


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Spurs A small projection off of a main stroke. See #15 here. Although most explanations will use an uppercase G to show a sample, they are still spurs when protruding from a primary stroke of any glyph.


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It is a monospaced font, and these are preferred because it is easier to see if something is added or not to a document. For example, imagine that this document involves a number 1000 if space is not perfectly defined you could add a 1, 10001 and this is a totally different number. Sometimes these documents are even filled with slashes----------------- so ...


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The term "pica" refers to the size of the font. Long before type fonts had sizes in standardized (more or less) units, the sizes had names. Pica is roughly equivalent to 12 pt expressed in today's terms. Royal was reserved exclusively for the King's use. (Proclamations, Wanted posters, etc.) It was roughly equal to our 72 pt size Agate is still used in ...


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Surely most of us understand well that the effect of a low pass filtering can be neutralized by applying a complementary high pass filtering to a copy of the same image and by adding pixel by pixel the RGB values of the both filtered versions. To clean someone's portrait image we apply Gaussian Blur to the image as a special form of low pass filtering and ...


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If you're asking this question, you need to read the Meggs. Philip B. Meggs & Alston W. Purivs: Megg's History of Graphic Design. Wiley dot com Megg's History of Graphic Design Definitive, thorough and well researched. A benchmark. Hope this helps.


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Often they were called an "Artographs". However, Artograph is actually a brand name - Similar to how many call all tissue "Kleenex" even though Kleenex is merely one brand of tissue. Now days they are small projectors which can work with phones or other electronic photo devices. But back pre-90s they were much larger and resembled traditional overhead ...


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There's a 1952 document from MOMA called "Olivetti, design in industry". You can find it here https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_2741_300159054.pdf There are some covers and posters, but unfortunately the PDF is black & white.


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I don't know if this will answer your question or not.... I'm uncertain if anyone here who is not directly affiliated with NASA or the joint agency could provide any answer. In the past I've worked for the Department of the Army. Not quite NASA, but similar. When joint ventures were undertaken or corporate sponsorship was involved, there was an office ...


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