“You come to doubt whether there is any secret there; it seems that you touch the depths at once. But ten years later you return to it and enter still more deeply.” “To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art … Continue reading Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art
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.
This poem comes from an article comes from the Interior Journal (Stanford, Kentucky).
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
Although it sounds like it ‘Greeking’ is not some weird sexual practice practised by the ancients. ‘Greeking’ is a technique that originated in advertising where the potential ad copy or text for a new ad being developed is represented by non-words so that the viewer can focus on the overall design rather than getting caught up in the actual details of the text.
Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber Source: Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber
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
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
With the Royal Mail's recent stamp illustrations, we thought we'd take a look back on these beautiful stamp collections designed by artists, designers and illustrators. Source: 8 wonderfully designed postage stamp collections
Heads up designers, New York-based creative Tim Brown , who is also the Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit and Adobe Type , has just made his book A Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces available for free on the Adobe Typekit Blog . Source: For Designers: The Essential Guide To Combining Typefaces
Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a variable font. Jointly developed by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe , a variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. Source: Variable fonts, a new kind … Continue reading Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design
When it comes to text messages and emails, we usually interpret all capital letters, known as all caps , as YELLING. But setting your headlines, leads, and short pull quotes in all caps can punch up your layouts, and get a hold of your readers. Source: Punching Up Web Typography with Capital Letters
Thesaurus and Thesaurus Display blend particular features of the original metal types used by the Estiennes with more contemporary characteristics such as a large x-height, narrower forms and increased modulation. The result is a versatile typeface with a rational flavour, with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs. Source: Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.
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
Section number designs for Wired UK's The Wired World In 2017 issue, forecasting trends in Technology, Business, Government, Media, Science, Environment, Medicine and Lifestyle. Source: Wired UK ? Typographic Numbers
Wallpaper of the Week - Abstract Geometric Light AoiroStudio Jan 16, 2017 Following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Source: Wallpaper of the Week - Abstract Geometric Light