Tu/Th 5:00–6:20 | section FIVE | intro to graphic design | Renée Stevens

I never thought twice about the way newspapers or magazines organized their text. I thought they used grids because it looked “different” therefore more “official” than other texts. I’m not sure why I thought that. Also, I had already known that paragraphs were designed to organize text for easier reading on the eyes. However, I had no clue there are not set rules as to whether to use drop caps or small caps at the beginning of a paragraph. The space between paragraphs was also another aspect of writing that I always debated–to use or not to use in essays? But since essays for school are usually double spaced, I didn’t use it. I’ve have, however, used it for my magazine project since the text is tightly packed and not double spaced like with essays.


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