Letrag. Of types and characters
Article for online trends magazine TheTrendNet
By putting letters together we form words and, with these, stories can be created. But letters have their own stories, some relating to their typography, or in other words, to their image, form and composition.
In Letrag, these typographies are classified by style, with historic, and highly educational, explanations that may go back as far as the 8th century scribes or 19th century Great Britain. The web thus creates a world where letters and their style are the real protagonists, with tools that can satisfy many of the designers’ needs. For example, in the ‘Identify’ section, we discover the name of a particular style of typography by answering some questions, and in the section ‘Visualize’ we can see which fonts we have in our computer and learn to modify their variants. Also, in ‘Blogosphere’ all content related to typography that appears on the Internet is index-linked, thus creating an open and dynamic library to which if we add all the pre-existing ‘articles’ or those we’ve created ourselves, we have a very thorough, and learned, collection of writings on the subject.
These are just some of the advantages of the site, but there are more. Because Letrag is, without any doubt, a space that will positively surprise different types and characters (of people).