- Typography is the process of using type to print onto a page, or the general look of letters and words on a page.
- An example of typography is using a letter press to make wedding invitations by hand.
- An example of typography is the study of the fonts used and their placement in a concert poster.
typography definition by Webster's New World
- the art or process of printing from type
- the art or process of setting and arranging type for printing
- the arrangement, style, or general appearance of printed matter
Origin: French typographie ; from Midieval Latin typographia: see typo- and amp; -graphy
typography definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ty·pog·ra·phies
- a. The art and technique of printing with movable type.b. The composition of printed material from movable type.
- The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.
Origin: French typographie, from Medieval Latin typographia : Greek tupos, impression + Latin -graphia, -graphy.
- tyˌpo·graphˈi·cal , tyˌpo·graphˈic adjective
- tyˌpo·graphˈi·cal·ly adverb
typography - Computer Definition
The layout of text on a printed page, sign or other object. It refers to the style, size and layout of the text characters (fonts). The oldest typographic tool ever discovered was the Phaistos Disc, a bronze disc with raised Greek characters. Its date of origin is disputed by the experts; from as far back as 1400 B.C. to as "recent" as the 1300s A.D. See imagesetter and font.