Sunday, October 07, 2007

Commoncase, I miss you.


A popular trend in the 80s, "commoncase" is the use of mixed capital and lowercase letterforms in the same font.

I've always liked this, and I can't really say why. Evidently it's unheard of now... Google and Wikipedia searches came up with nothing. Typography is all but dead now anyway, so I guess this is just another casualty. Somebody at Just Brakes knows what's going on, though.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Ick. I enjoy typography, and love when it's used in an innovative way. But commoncase is a fad I'm glad didn't stick around.

zieglarf said...

When I was a kid I saw something like that once and started printing that way.

Any (lower case) letter that would stick up or down - I would print with a capital instead.

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WHen I was a KiD I saw someTHinG LiKe THaT once anD sTarTeD PrinTinG LiKe THaT.

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Works better when writing and you can make them the same height.