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.
A strong, sassy use of type. The ‘U’ create a not so subtle graphic smile. I imagine the ‘Q’ might be perhaps a pared-back transgender symbol.
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
These are 5 Cool Fonts that I am excited to introduce. Great typography is just as important for web design as it is for print media GOGOIA Gogoia is a clean elegant tropical inspired font. It is also a small plant with many thorns on the leaves and stem; It gives small round fruit, but it … Continue reading Five Fonts of the Week
Hilarious typeface fails make written words seem MUCH ruder than they really are The Sun WHETHER it's a T-shirt, billboard or TV show, eagle-eyed internet users have shared some of the most hilarious, and cringey, gaffs ever made. Source: Hilarious typeface fails make written words seem MUCH ruder than they really are
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
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