A Comprehensive Guide to Smart Quotes, Dashes & Other Typographic Characters. The 43 best typography apps. From iOS or Android, Windows to web apps, the app world is brimming with ways to improve your typography skills and make working with fonts quicker and easier.
So typographers, this one's for you - our pick of the most essential typography apps that can make your font-oriented life a little easier and in some cases a lot more fun. Read all our iPad articles here, our iPhone articles here, our Android articles here, and our typography articles here 01. Font Candy Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch) Mask your photos with words using custom captions, symbols and gorgeous fonts with iOS app Font Candy. 02.
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android PicLab makes it easy to add typography to your photos, offering lots of fonts and full control over size, positioning, opacity, rotation, and colour. 03. Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad) A Beautiful Mess is another brilliant typography app that allows you to spruce up your photos with a touch of type. 04. Platform: Web 05. Platform: Android 06. 07. FF Dora on Behance. Free Font Pages - Results 1 - 30. Using Type. Just so you know, we’re not all print all the time here at FontShop.
In fact a great majority of my work here has been conveyed solely over the internet. Great Pairs. Typografie voor de grafische vormgever. Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners. The American Association of University Presses (AAUP) holds an annual Book, Jacket & Journal Show which catalogs the best in book design and exhibits it around the country.
The jurors for this year’s show include some important names in typography, including William Drentel and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer, and typographer and type designer Kent Lew, who created the Font Bureau’s lovely and literary text face, Whitman. Jessica Helfand, William Drentel, Susan Colberg, and Kent Lew examine AAUP Show entries. The catalog of the show is a beautiful record of the selected entries, and, because typeface credits are included, it’s also a good gauge of current trends in typeface selection for books and journals.
We ordered catalogs from the last three years of the show and tallied the typefaces used. Typeface combinations. FF Good Black, FF Elementa Regular FF Meta Normal, FF Meta Serif Bold Italic ITC Mendoza Roman Book, FF Scala Sans Regular PMN Caecilia 56 Italic, Jeunesse Sans Regular.
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Thank you for following along on my project over the past year. Stay tuned Thursday for the announcement about my 2013 project. So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz. Articles: How to Spot Arial. Many of the characters in Helvetica and Arial are very similar to each other, although none are quite identical.
Other characters are quite a bit different, and they are the key to telling which is which. Here are some of the most obvious ones (Grotesque 215, Arial’s ancestor, has also been included for comparison): The “a” in Helvetica has a tail; Arial does not. Also, the bowl of the “a” flows into the stem like a backwards “s”; the bowl of Arial’s “a” simply intersects the stem with a slight curve. WhatTheFont! Identifont - Identify fonts by appearance, find fonts by name. Search by Sight. To identify a font, answer the following questions about the characteristics shown within your typeface sample.
You will then be presented with a list of fonts that best match the description you have provided. If your sample contains a limited set of letters, enter the characters shown in your graphic below. This will speed the font ID process by ensuring that you are only asked questions about letters contained in your sample. Question 1 - about 12 more questions What style is the upper-case 'Q' tail? Ignore the shape of the tail. Free For All: 103 Free Fonts! In this installment of "Free for All," I'll cover just one type of freebie: everyone's favorite, free fonts!
You'll find script fonts, modern fonts, funky fonts, and more. All told, there are more than 100 free fonts in this one article—enough to keep even the biggest type geek giddily building type spec sheets for weeks! Please note that licenses on the fonts below vary from personal use only to free for commercial use. Some of both types require attribution to the artist. Please check the license on any font you download before using it in a project. Grunge Fonts Popularly referred to as "grunge fonts," the group of typefaces officially classified as "distressed" first become popular as a result of the title treatment on the 1990s television show the X-Files (download it below!) Handwritten and Hand-drawn Fonts Get up close and personal with fonts based on others' real life handwriting and on hand-drawn letterforms. 27 New Typefaces That You Need to Know About. Anyone who’s ever tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience.
Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. This is exactly why we’ve teamed up with Type Release creator Sean Mitchell to share with you some of the latest typefaces released this past month. These are his findings: 65 Popular And Professional Free Fonts For Creative Typography. FontShop. The World’s Best Fonts. Download fonts from classic to cool. Exljbris Font Foundry.