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The magic of optical size

Optical size in headings

Before digital typography, typeface families consisted of a font for each size. By the the mid-1990s, PostScript had introduced the concept that any font could scale to any size and resolution. A font format with an optical-size axis defined, as OpenType has, gives typographers the ability to trust typeface designers again and to reinvest in responsive typography with much better tools.

    • Head 1

    • Head 2

    • Head 3

    • Head 1

    • Head 2

    • Head 3

Optical size in body text

Before digital typography, typeface families consisted of a font for each size. By the the mid-1990s, PostScript had introduced the concept that any font could scale to any size and resolution. A font format with an optical-size axis defined, as OpenType has, gives typographers the ability to trust typeface designers again and to reinvest in responsive typography with much better tools.

    • 16pt. Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked

    • 14pt. King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida

    • 12pt. King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida and Terranova, the “New Found Land”, with the goal of finding a sea route the Pacific

    • 9pt. Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked to educate activists in corporate law and policy.

    • 16pt. Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked

    • 14pt. King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida

    • 12pt. King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida and Terranova, the “New Found Land”, with the goal of finding a sea route the Pacific

    • 9pt. Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked to educate activists in corporate law and policy.

  1. Add above 12-24 pt faux logo a. Didot vs sans 12-point masters for all sizes b. Didot vs sans optical size master for each size.

  2. Making 1+2+3 responsive using opsz as portal changes sizes.

B. Applications

  1. Adobe Illustrator

  2. Apple TextEdit

  3. Google web designer