INTRODUCTION

...GRAPHY

The suffix -graphy has its origins in the Greek word ‘graphia’ which means writing. It is a combining form denoting a process or form of drawing, writing, representing, recording, describing, etc., or an art or science concerned with such a process. Photography then deals with the art and science of photos. Biography is the combination of two Greek words bíos (life) and graphia. So literally translated biography is the writing of life. So the word ‘typography’ is the combining of two words; typo(s) in Greek with graphia to mean the writing, art and science of type. Are you bored yet?

Sheltonography, if we are going to be so literal about it, is the art, science and writings of Shelton (my surname). However, it would be quite presumptuous to think anybody would really want to know all about me and I certainly wouldn't want to tell you everything either. Some things are better kept quiet and definitely not put out on
the Internet.

This website is more about two of my passions—typography and graphic design.

As a graphic designer, educator and student I am constantly reminded of poor design every time I open my eyes. A lot of this deals specifically to the way type is handled within design. I hope the links, articles, book recommendations, tutorials and whatever else you might find here not only inspire you, but enable you to become a better designer and consequently a better citizen.