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.

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The difference between font and typeface

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

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Greeking – No it is not the latest Sexual Fad

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.

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Greenspace creates experimental hexagonal type for housing developer

Greenspace creates experimental hexagonal type for housing developer Design Week Both towers have a distinctive hexagonal form, which is the basis for Greenspace's AHP Six typeface design. Printing blocks were handmade from maple wood by Thomas Mayo & Co and have been laser cut to make an entire typeface , which Greenspace ... Source: Greenspace … Continue reading Greenspace creates experimental hexagonal type for housing developer

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

Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions

University Herald Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions University Herald The first one was the Sans Serif typeface which includes Arial, Calibri, Verdana, and Century Gothic among others. According to the participants, these fonts show an all-purpose personality type. Source: Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions

Using Times New Roman on Your CV Is Like Wearing Joggers to an Interview

POPSUGAR United Kingdom (blog) Using Times New Roman on Your CV Is Like Wearing Joggers to an Interview POPSUGAR United Kingdom (blog) Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design, added that the font is "so no-fuss, it doesn't really lean in one direction or another. Source: Using Times New Roman on Your CV Is … Continue reading Using Times New Roman on Your CV Is Like Wearing Joggers to an Interview

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15 Super Useful Typography Tools and Frameworks

Nowadays, web design is almost 95% of typography. Typography includes the use of modern CSS techniques and web fonts, which makes it easy for you to obtain complex things carried out in no time. A web designer that gets the best typography tools can increase the aesthetic appeal of a website.

The Elements of Style

ATTENTION ALL ENGLISH speakers, you may be misusing the English language without even knowing it.  When you use the word "however" do you mean "nevertheless"? This common mistake and many others are pointed out in this little e-book that I purchased off iTunes for $0.99. Little did I know that Stephen King and EB White … Continue reading The Elements of Style