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Type Posters – Carrie Chan. Classes by seanwes. As a professor of Graphic Design, hand lettering is not only an integral part of my curriculum but also an important personal endeavor.

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I am always looking for ways to improve both my own skill as well as classroom pedagogy, so I immediately signed up when I found Sean would be teaching a hand lettering workshop in Orlando, Florida. Sean's class was relaxed, fun, yet incredibly informative, providing knowledge in areas important for all skill levels. I left the workshop feeling more confident in my own abilities, and had a handful of new information I could take back to share with my graphic design students. I am incredibly excited to see Sean is offering online classes in hand lettering.

His work and teachings of the craft are such an inspiration, and being given the chance to learn from him on a continual basis is an opportunity that I encourage anyone interested in the subject to explore. I highly recommend taking Sean’s Learn Lettering courses, you won’t regret it. Site of the Day Page 2. Crafting Type: Font Design Workshops For Beginners. Lessons.pdf.

TypeToy. Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory. Among the numerous faults of those who pass their lives recklessly and without due reflexion, my good friend Liberalis, I should say that there is hardly any one so hurtful to society as this, that we neither know how to bestow or how to receive a benefit.

Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory

It follows from this that benefits are badly invested, and become bad debts: in these cases it is too late to complain of their not being returned, for they were thrown away when we bestowed them. Nor need we wonder that while the greatest vices are common, none is more common than ingratitude: for this I see is brought about by various causes. Type@Cooper – Condensed Program in Typeface Design. Industry leaders conduct a rigorous 5-week intensive program in typeface design this summer at Cooper Union’s New York City campus.

Type@Cooper – Condensed Program in Typeface Design

Note: Applications for admission to the 2014 Condensed program are due by midnight of Thursday, February 28, 2014. About the Condensed Program Students of the summer intensive program take part in an integrated foundational course of lettering, history, and theory. Tools and principles of digital typeface design are taught step by step through an individual typeface design project.


Books - Typo. Ingenious Font Summons Icons With A Few Keystrokes. The littlest graphics can be the biggest pain to implement on the web.

Ingenious Font Summons Icons With A Few Keystrokes

You need to either hire an illustrator or dig through clipart. Then you need to sync up with your designer (who may be different than a freelance illustrator), who, in turn, may need to toss the product to a developer to implement. It would be a lot easier if implementing such graphics were as simple as typing a word. That’s the whole idea behind Symbolset, a collection of typefaces that you generate simply by typing a word. Once you license their fonts, those pesky little images we always need for projects, from sunshine to mailboxes to social-networking buttons, can magically appear when you type keywords like “sunshine,” “mailbox,” or “twitter.”

“There’s a magical moment when typing a keyword becomes an image,” Symbolset’s Mike Fortress tells Co.Design. Symbolset is partially inspired by FF Chartwell, which won an Innovation By Design Award last year. Buy them here. Expert typography tips. From developing legible body fonts to creating custom lettering for logotypes, great type design requires a rather interesting – and somewhat conflicting – mix of qualities.

Expert typography tips

It’s a craft that relies in equal parts on knowledge and instinct, on method and experimentation, and on creative flair and painstaking attention to detail. “It’s quite instinctive, but ultimately comes with practice and research into what fonts do,” says Bruno Maag, creative and managing director at font foundry Dalton Maag. Tabletto, pour la typographique handmade. Shape Type, the letter shaping game. 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Choosing Fonts. If you're like me, selecting fonts for your web design is going to be either easy or the most difficult task you'll face.

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Choosing Fonts

Fonts are a huge, powerful part of any design and they should be taken seriously so that your design can communicate its meaning and purpose correctly. Great font selections can make a web site, they can enhance your design and effectively communicate the message and goals of the web site to the user. Bad font choices can drastically alter your design and affect how your site If you’re like me, selecting fonts for your web design is going to be either easy or the most difficult task you’ll face. The Basics of Typography. Typography is a central component of design.

The Basics of Typography

It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. Typography: Anatomy of a Letterform.

Understanding the fundamental principles and concepts of typography is the first step to being a successful typographer.

Typography: Anatomy of a Letterform

The most basic component of typography is the letter, and each letter of the alphabet is distinguished by its unique shape, or letterform. Primarily the design classes which I took in college were based on anatomy and terminology of type. It’s not difficult to recognize serifs, descenders, ascenders but simultaneously it’s true that for one class one has to learn nearly 100 definitions and terms. Undoubtedly it’s necessary to possess some basic knowledge of the terminologies before we step into the arena of type. It can be puzzling if we discuss about type using informal terms like thingies, slants and squiggles. 1. Majority of the characters sit on this imaginary horizontal line. 2. Typography Insight - New ways of learning&teaching typefaces. How can I provide a more instant and easier way to learn, reference, and play with typography by leveraging technological advances in tablet platform devices?

Typography Insight - New ways of learning&teaching typefaces

With this question in mind, I could now think about possible audiences, types of design and content. Since my project focuses on form and historical content, I defined my primary audience as students who are studying typography in design school. However, after meeting designers and typography lovers, I realized that they also love touching and seeing beautiful typefaces in large scale. How to Choose a Typeface - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Choosing a typeface can be tricky.

How to Choose a Typeface - Smashing Magazine

The beauty and complexity of type, combined with an inexhaustible supply of options to evaluate, can make your head spin. But don’t be baffled — and don’t despair. While there are no easy-to-follow rules on how best to choose a typeface, there are many tried-and-true principles you can quickly learn and apply to make an appropriate typeface choice. If you work systematically through the options below, you’ll have a winning typeface choice in no time. What Is Your Goal? The first thing you have to do in order to choose a typeface is form a strong impression in your mind about how you want your audience to react to the text.

Perhaps the hardest part of breaking down the typeface selection process is understanding which parts are more subjective and which parts are more objective. Web Typography: Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques - Smashing Magazine. Web typography has evolved a lot over the last years. Today we see rich, accessible typography, a plethora of type design choices for the web and a number of remarkable, type-based web designs. It’s a great time for web design, and it’s a great time for web typography. Still, being as excited as we are, we should not forget about the foundational principles of good type design on the web and use them properly within our projects. Great choice is good, but, most importantly, we should be making meaningful typographic choices in our designs. Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices.

Web typography is nothing but implementing typography on web page. This is very important in order to identify oneself in the designing world. 10 Essential Font Sites. The Typographic Hub. Font Download - Thousands of Fonts! Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement. Fonts from A-Z. Download them free!

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