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With a new generation of designers raised in the digital world, the specific parameters and constraints of outputting for print can seem as alien as CSS to an old-hand print designer.
Good typography shouldn’t have to rely on ornamental crutches to stand tall.
Typography is the ultimate form of science meeting art. Space, size, type treatment/effects, contrast, color selection – and much more – go into every piece of design that involves the use of type. Typography is the art or technique of arranging type. Typography is everywhere! The use of Illustration of text by the modern designer’s artwork out there. Typography is a growing phenomenon amongst graphic designers, many of whom have gone beyond the basic placement of lettering, and turned typography pieces into their own works of art.
To make creative print ads that can deliver a message and get attention, is not an easy part. By using typography, effectively and wisely, in print ads you can convey a message and get the attention of consumer.
25 Must Read articles on Design, Typography and Web Development – 2 Posted by Richie on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 · 13 Comments I am currently working on a really good article about Inspiration and (coincidentally) Steve Jobs. In that article, I plan to explain how we can seek inspiration from Jobs’ work ethics, his dynamic attitude towards life, his love towards what he does and everything else.
For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process. There seem to be endless choices — from normal, conventional-looking fonts to novelty candy cane fonts and bunny fonts — with no way of understanding the options, only never-ending lists of categories and recommendations. Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of firm rules and loose intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for. Here are five guidelines for picking and using fonts that I’ve developed in the course of using and teaching typography. 1. Dress For The Occasion
Visual design is an information delivery system and the smoother that delivery, the better the design. One of the strongest tools we have to facilitate information deliver is hierarchy. Visual hierarchy helps ensure that your most important information is seen first and that viewers are able to take in the amount of information they want quickly and easily. I’ve written about visual hierarchy in the past, but because of it’s importance in design, thought the topic worth exploring again.
Readability and Legibility are both important for communicating with type. The two terms that may seem interchangeable, but they refer to different, albeit connected, functions of type each with its own strength in communication. Close to a year ago I wrote a post on legibility and readability in typographic design and at the time that difference wasn’t completely clear to me. Recently while reading Alex White’s Thinking in Type , I gained a new perspective of what distinguishes readable and legible type and wanted to share that new perspective. Two Functions of Type
The possibility of embedding any font you like into websites via @font-face is an additional stylistic device which promises to abolish the monotony of the usual system fonts. It surely would be all too easy if there was only one Web font format out there. Instead, there’s quite a variety, as you will get to know in this article. This quick introduction to @font-face will lead you towards a guide through the @font-face kit generator.
Recently I’ve been trying to expand my knowledge and skills working with typographic grids. On the knowledge side I sought out definitions for the different parts of a grid, specifically a modular grid. I couldn’t find much online and turned to some of the books I have instead. I assume other people have had the same trouble searching and thought it might be helpful if this information was more readily available online. Most of the information in this post comes from Timothy Samara’s book Making and Breaking the Grid . Anatomy of a Grid
Web typography is nothing but implementing typography on web page. This is very important in order to identify oneself in the designing world. It is equally important that understanding and implementing typography successfully on your web page. This is an evolution in web designing to stand apart from all other websites. It offers many tips, tutorials, tools, guides and practices to make the better use of web typography.
Choosing a typeface can be tricky. 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.