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Cheapest Mugs, Prints, iPhone Cases and T-shirts. Top 10 typography We found 10 amazing web design tools to discover beautiful fonts for your next project.

Cheapest Mugs, Prints, iPhone Cases and T-shirts

Typewolf Typewolf is a curated design showcase that identifies the fonts used in the design. Our goal is to serve as a one-stop resource for designers seeking typographic inspiration for the modern web. Google Fonts Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography. Type Nugget an online typesetting tool that gives you fine control over a robust base for hella fine web type — all via a pleasant user interface. WhatTheFont Seen a font in use and want to know what it is? Type Anything Type Anything is a free and awesome typography tool to create and test font combinations for your projects. Font Flame Tinder for font pairing. Fontface Ninja Explore fonts within a website, try and buy them ! FontReach FontReach scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.

Fontic Scan your PSD file for fonts then include them on the web! Gridlover ← Older Post Newer Post → Typography Resources. Typography Resources A continuously updated collection of the best typography resources from around the web Learning Resources The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web →

Typography Resources

Best Practices of Combining Typefaces. Advertisement Creating great typeface combinations is an art, not a science.

Best Practices of Combining Typefaces

Indeed, the beauty of typography has no borders. While there are no absolute rules to follow, it is crucial that you understand and apply some best practices when combining fonts in a design. When used with diligence and attention, these principles will always yield suitable results. Today we will take a close look at some the best practices for combining typefaces — as well as some blunders to avoid.

Combine a Sans Serif with a Serif By far the most popular principle for creating typeface combinations is to pair a sans serif header typeface with a serif body typeface. In the example below — a typical article layout — we have Trade Gothic Bold No.2 paired with Bell Gothic on the left side. Putting these two together creates an unwanted conflict in the design. Now let’s look at the example on the right. Avoid Similar Classifications Now notice the example on the right side.

Assign Distinct Roles Don’t Mix Moods. Typo_tips.pdf. Tiff - a visual typeface diff tool. The History of Typography - Animated Short. Typographer's Glossary. Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols.

Typographer's Glossary

A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Show all Serif Didone is a typeface classification characterized by slab-like serifs without brackets; vertical orientation of weight axes. 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] Hellbox. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000.


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