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.
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.
Often for new web designers, there is a confusion between the distinction between typefaces and fonts. The first thing that should be clarified is that the term typeface and font are not interchangeable. Even though most people use them interchangeably and I often find myself mixing the two up. Before digital typography, a typeface referred … Continue reading The difference between font and typeface
Spock is my favourite characters from Star Trek. If Spock were a designer what sort of Typography would appeal to him? This theoretical perspective interested me as Spock is a scientist rather than a creative. Typography design, choice, and selection would appeal to his intellect. There is a preciseness and attention to detail with typography … Continue reading 5 fonts that Spock would have loved
With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. Created in 2012 by Athens-based creative team høly , Futuracha is inspired by the pf futura book, with serifs based on Claude Garamond typefaces. Source: Quirky font magically adjusts to what … Continue reading Quirky font magically adjusts to what you’re writing
The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate TechSpot Comic Sans is one of the most recognizable fonts around. Inspired by comic books, it was developed by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for use in an obscure software product known as Microsoft Bob. Source: The story behind Comic Sans, the font people … Continue reading The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate
The Daily Northwestern Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters The Daily Northwestern I'm sure that the tracking is accurate, and every letter in SOURCE is spaced out equally, but the combination of the equilateral hexagon symbol in the background combined with the highly symmetrical typeface only reinforces the absolute necessity for ... Source: Lee: … Continue reading Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters
Placing the phone next to a speaker to identify a song has become blase since the arrival of Shazam. Now Fiona O'Leary, a student of the Royal College of Art, has launched the 'Typographic' version of this popular app. Simply place Spector on a typeface you like and see it change to that exact typeface on … Continue reading Spector the Shazam of Typography
Lombardic Capitals The above drawings show an example of Lombardic letters. The Lombardic letters were a development by the Italians of the old Roman cursive letters. Most types that are based on them are stiff and formal. Typographers have been mindful of this and have attempted to make the forms less ornate than some of the … Continue reading Lombardic Type