ok I need to step things up a bit with this type club. I am not lazy, just very busy, which is why some of you are admins on this site as I just can't do everything my self, nor do I want to. I don't want to be a teacher, but I am aware in order to get some fruitful outcomes from this club, people to need to learn things about type. So as pat pointed out avva look at typeworkshop.com
I have nabbed some of their design basics posts and put a few up on here to show you but everyone check the site out. Hopefully we will have outcomes like that soon. it's early days at the moment though.
I will photocopy a few of them and make a few handouts for the ones that don't check the blog much.
"Spacing. Some words about spacing type. Much more important than the shapes of the characters, is the rhythm of the type. A typeface with beautiful characters which are badly spaced is extremely hard to read. However, if the shapes of the letters are not that good, but when they are all perfectly spaced, the type will be fairly easy to read. Defining the rhythm is more important than defining the shapes.