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Typeface Design: Roxborough Beautiful Serif Font (reblog)

We haven't posted about typeface design for quite a long time, so it's time to change that. Today we feature the Roxborough typeface created and shared by Connary Fagen. The design is a dramatic, voguish serif, influenced by calligraphy and hand lettering .Read the article on Abduzeedo >

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15 Unbeatable Font Combinations That Can Boost the Aesthetics of Your Design Project (reblog)

There’s a saying in the field of designing that “the best designs are those which you don’t notice”. But how are you going to appreciate the aesthetics of a design if it does not stand out? If you want your audience to admire your work, you need to start working on something that is not just distinctly visible but also makes your audience take a pause and admire the efforts you have put in through your creative skills.

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(reblog) A Typeface That Stitches Together Haute Couture, A.M. Cassandre, and Midcentury Geometric Fonts

Name: Ysans Designer: Jean François Porchez Foundry: Typofonderie Release Date: October 2017 Back Story:  Ever since 1925, when the severely chic Chanel logo designed by Coco Chanel herself modernized the graphic identity of couture brands, geometric sans serif type has ruled the runway

8 Best Fonts for Reading Books (reblog)

If you plan on publishing a book, especially self-publishing, you might want to read our list of 8 best fonts for reading books. Writers have it hard, and this is only one of the reasons. Oftentimes, a book's font can make or break it for a reader.

Blanco – A typeface for the journey (reblog)

(Reblog) Blanco - A typeface for the journey After many years working behind-the-scenes for some of the world's leading type foundries, (House Industries, Commercial Type, and Frere-Jones Type, to name but a few) my friend and mentor, Dave Foster has finally launched his own foundry and first retail type family.

Initial letters published in 1518 by Johann Schöffer, Mainz, the…

Initial letters published in 1518 by Johann Schöffer, Mainz, the city of Gutenberg, Germany. Woodcut. Via metmuseum.org

typeworship: ‘Lumen Type’ These beautifully ethereal letters…

'Lumen Type' These beautifully ethereal letters have been created with water droplets and light. Inspired by the reflections of car headlights on a road spattered with rain drops they are the experiments of Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov. Each letter was has been created from water droplets produced with a syringe that are then illuminated from different angles and viewed through a lens.

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10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It's found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, it's all over the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help readability.

12 great typefaces created by graphic design students

When it comes to typefaces, every graphic designer struggles with choosing the right one for their projects. But if you can't find the typography you need, how do you complete your vision? For many, the solution is to create a unique set of fonts, something that no one has dreamed up before

The difference between oblique and italic

The difference between italics and oblique typefaces

Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings.  True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren.  Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.