FN #4: Typography

The Grid uses the same sans-serif typeface called Fakt for all headlines, deks, section titles, folios, and bylines.  The majority of differentiation between these elements is seen in size to establish a hierarchy.  Something interesting I noticed is that the byline is always given more emphasis than the dek.  It is in all caps and bolded, where deks use capital and lowercase letters with a fairly thin weight.  Color is introduced into the type through section titles and tags.  Body copy is written exclusively in a serif typeface called Tiempo, which is consistent in captions and stories throughout each issue.  I like the minimalistic use of two solid typefaces throughout the publication.  It is very effective, and allows readers to focus more on photographs and hand-drawn graphics rather than over-designed headers.

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– Alex Lo Grasso

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