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82 top-quality typography tutorials. Whether you're a creative director, illustrator or web developer – whatever your discipline, typography is an essential part of design.

82 top-quality typography tutorials

There are hundreds of paid-for and free fonts available these days, but when it comes to the art of type, you can never stop learning about it or improving your typography skills. Comic Sans Has an Uncanny Ability to Make Us Hate It. Perhaps it goes without saying: Comic Sans is the number-one most hated typeface on this planet.

Comic Sans Has an Uncanny Ability to Make Us Hate It

That is quite the honor to hold. When it comes to design and aesthetic preference, can you think of many other design choices that are so widely and collectively viewed as just plain bad, in any context, as using Comic Sans? Comic Sans has acquired such a high status of hatred in our society that it has become unacceptable to use anywhere, at any time, for any reason whatsoever. I can’t help but ask how a typeface can get to that point. Type-ology 101: The Basics for Using Text and Fonts. Typography. The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty Ever wonder why you can’t figure out when and where to stick a comma?

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It’s probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn’t anybody seem to use the en dash? How to Use Hyphens Hyphens can be a bit tricky.

How to Install New Fonts on Your PC in Three Quick Steps If you haven’t yet delved into the wonderful world of fonts, now is a great time! 10 Rules for Using Text With the ubiquity of computers and desktop publishing programs like Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, there really isn’t any reason why we shouldn’t all be typographically literate. Use Leading and Kerning to Improve Readability Have you ever created a brochure or pamphlet and stared at the text, thinking, “dang, that looks so text heavy! Infographic_Color-CRAYON-TIP1.jpg (4500×3000) Infographic_RulesForUsingText_21.jpg (JPEG Image, 1667 × 9000 pixels) - Scaled (11%)

20 Useful Typography Tools. Typography is a crucial component of a design.

20 Useful Typography Tools

When used effectively, it sets the mood and solicits emotion about the design. Working with typography can be challenging, but fortunately, there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type. In this article, you’ll find 20 tools for working with typography. You’ll find an assortment of tools that’ll help you with testing, identifying, sizing, and even making, fonts. 1. Typetester allows you to compare various fonts and styles on one page. 2. FontStructor is a free, web-based tool for creating your own fonts. 3. Font Tester is a free web-based tool for comparing different fonts. The Good Fonts Guide!

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Fonts. Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? I have a confession to make.

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography?

There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn't really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. And it makes me particularly red-faced to remember that I once flaunted that ignorance, going so far as to tell a noted creative director that bit about type as fashion. Inspiring Typography Artwork - Noupe Design Blog. Thinking with Type. History of Western Typography. Etymology[edit] Typography (from the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing").

History of Western Typography

Medieval design roots[edit] Typography, type-founding and typeface design began as closely related crafts in mid-15th-century Europe with the introduction of movable type printing at the junction of the medieval era and the Renaissance. Handwritten letterforms of the mid-15th century embodied 3000 years of evolved letter design, and were the natural models for letterforms in systematized typography.

The scribal letter known as textur or textualis, produced by the strong gothic spirit of blackletter from the hands of German area scribes, served as the model for the first text types. Johannes Gutenberg employed the scribe Peter Schöffer to help design and cut the letterpunches for the first typeface—the D-K type of 202 characters used to print the first books in Europe. Classical revival[edit] Transition from humanistic minuscule to roman type[edit] Development of roman type[edit]

A guide to typography (Infographic) Ask H&FJ: Four Ways to Mix Fonts. TypeToy. Incredible vintage typography from Sanborn Map Company. Trying always to go forward, we forget what Amazing works, others did in the past.

Incredible vintage typography from Sanborn Map Company

Every Monday, at B | Creative will be published some great ad collections from the past. Founded in 1866 by Daniel Alfred Sanborn, a surveyor from Massachusetts, The Sanborn Company began making fire insurance maps in 1867. The company first gained recognition for the rich detail employed in the maps they produced in the 1800s, and today these archived maps are still widely used for research purposes. Sanborn still exists as a mapping and GIS company.

The images below are examples of the incredible variety of ornate typographic titles which appeared on maps between 1880 and 1920. Alban Fejzaj is the founder of B | Creative. TYPOGRAPHY. Typography Blogs.