Thomas Bohm studied graphic communication design at college (BTEC, Leicester College, UK) and university (BA, Norwich University of the Arts, UK). Runs
User Design, Illustration and Typesetting
, a graphic communication design, illustration, text editing and production service. He helps book publishers, organisations and businesses, design and communicate better with their users, focusing on graphic communication design that works well for all involved. Occasionally does self-initiated research, writing and publishing. Has published papers in Baseline, Slanted, Boxes and Arrows, Typography.Guru, Information Design Journal and Usability Geek. Has won international design awards. Fellow of the
Communication Research Institute
In this article, Thomas Bohm explains ways to test typefaces and other typographic issues. Though this article is slightly high-end and academic, fear not. The content will be interesting, especially for committed typeface designers and typographers. If you like complex issues and problems, this is for you.
For hundreds of years, we have been using white space in typography. Today, in 2020, how do we add spacing to punctuation marks and other symbols, and how do we adjust the space on the left and right side in an easy and consistent way? It is actually not as easy and quick as it should be.