The Element of Type

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How do I use type as an element of design?

The Element of Type

I've added type as an element in graphic design, since it helps delineate graphic art from fine art. As content, it creates a shape or a visual element Type creates mood and can dictate the appropriateness of the design to the idea. Beware of being TOO appropriate - type can also be overdone, a cliché. For example:

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