Language is quite useful, really. OK, sure, in the post-truth age of fake news the inherent slipperiness of language itself becomes increasingly tricky to navigate and negotiate, but still – language is what allows you to order a pizza, enjoy six episodes of Kath and Kim back to back, and
“When the Velvetyne crew and I published the typeface, I called it ‘a smooth blend of Merovingian writing, blackletter influences and contemporary shapes,’” designer Jean Baptiste Morizot says of his typeface, Trickster. “It’s a smart way to say I don’t know how to label it properly.” Released via playful French
Altero is a free font with a bold look designed and released by Stefano Giliberti. It comes in two styles (Regular and Outlined), contains 505 glyphs, including app caps letter, numerals and symbols and supports 91 languages. Altero is a great choice for designing typefaces, headlines, banners, ads, posters and
Type foundry Fontsmith has launched FS Industrie, a new adaptive type system designed around five different widths and seven different weights, creating a total of 70 different variants (including italics). Fontsmith’s type design director Phil Garnham provides some context behind the new release: “We are on the cusp of a
Photoshop may have “photo” in its name, but it is designed for all manner creative possibilities, including working with text. It’s also expandable, not limited to the fonts that come pre-installed or are already on your computer. This is good news, because those stock fonts aren’t good enough for you,
Smarter Font Identification Identifying a font just got a little easier today. The WhatTheFont mobile app has been redesigned and relaunched with several great new features. In the past, I’ve had to play tricks to identify script fonts by manually spacing out individual glyphs for identifiers to recognise letters, but
COMMUNICATION ARTS | Read the article on communicationarts.com > Future Fonts | Communication Arts Background: With Lizy Gershenzon and Travis Kochel from Scribble Tone, we were trying to make something interesting for graphic designers who are especially passionate about typography and typeface selection. By offering in-progress versions of really beautiful typefaces,
Recently designed and published by Sinikka Li, a German hand-lettering artist and typographer, La Parisienne is a handwritten signature typeface that comes with over 128 stylistic ligatures to let you create typographic work with a natural handwriting style. The font works on both systems Mac and PC.
Are You Choosing the Right Font for Your Website? There is an art to choosing the right font to suit the tone and style of your website. Have you ever seen a website where the font choice just seemed off? On the other hand, there are times when a font seems to perfectly match the tone of the design.
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.