Crimes Againist Typography

Here are the type crimes that Lupton bluntly describes though out the book.

Tracking lowercase letters

Horizontal and vertical scaling

Some typefaces look good at a large size,but when smaller look weak.
Minimal differences in type size make some designs look unrestrained.

Pseudo italics

Tightly tracked text

Auto spacing give an uneven effect

Poorly shaped text blocks
Full of holes in a column 

Bag rag caused by an ugly wedge

Punctuation eats the edge if used excessively.

Stacked lowercase 

Too many signals in a paragraph give it a undefined shape and using more that one shift.

Data prison- trapping data in boxes instead of showing relationships between them.



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