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Proof That Typography And Posters Are A Perfect Match. Although you can’t design without type, you can use mostly, or even only, type to create breath-taking products.

Proof That Typography And Posters Are A Perfect Match

In fact, many graphic designers and artists take exactly this route to communicate their ideas through their work. Sometimes crazy, sometimes artsy, sometimes beautiful, these results often simply differ from what the viewer is used to. As the designers explore these new and unique horizons, their audience gets the opportunity to explore new viewing perspectives. This individualized experience is truly at the heart of inspiration. Just don't do it: 14 type crimes to stop committing. Getting your typography correct is not an easy thing to do.

Just don't do it: 14 type crimes to stop committing

Like graphic design as a whole, is has to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Just like you do in a logo, when you’re working with big blocks of text in a print or web design, you have to put a lot of thought into how the type is working. We’ve assembled 13 crimes against type you need to avoid. It’s not an exhaustive list — there are other things that can trip you up as well (oh, the difficulties of being a designer), but it’s a good place to start. An example of creative management for a lot of text, by Atelier Martino&Jaña for the European Capital of Culture. 1. Video tutorial: Five essential tips for print preflighting.

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.

Video tutorial: Five essential tips for print preflighting

Whether you’re new to print or have years of experience behind you, it’s still worth checking, double-checking and checking again before finally outputting to print, because once the plates have been made and the press is about to run, errors can be very costly to rectify. Through my experience in sending magazine covers to press, I’m more than aware of the potential pitfalls that lie in wait once the big Send button has been pressed. However, with a little foresight and careful final checking, you can avoid basic errors that – no matter how brilliant the design might be – could result in a disappointing piece of print. 01 Checking image colour modes, colour profiles and resolution is essential.

Respect Thy Typography. Advertisement Good typography shouldn’t have to rely on ornamental crutches to stand tall.

Respect Thy Typography

Yet despite all the tools and knowledge available to us, we readily embrace a flourishing, decorative typography, with cheap tricks used in a misguided attempt to make it “pop”. This ancient art may rapidly be gaining popularity, but are we paying it the respect it deserves? 125+ Awesome Typography Collection. 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. 40 Creative & Catchy Typography Print Ads. 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.

We can say that typography plays an important role to make outstanding print ads. Today we are showcasing 40 creative and catchy print ads that have used typography effectively. You may also be interested in 30 Amazing Typographic Movie Poster Designs. Advertisement. 25 Must Read articles on Design, Typography and Web Development - 2. 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.

25 Must Read articles on Design, Typography and Web Development - 2

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. Until that surfaces out, let us look into those articles which have been making some rounds on my Twitter stream lately. “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process.

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces - Smashing Magazine

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. Counterpart and Counterpoint in Typographic Hierarchy. Visual design is an information delivery system and the smoother that delivery, the better the design.

Counterpart and Counterpoint in Typographic Hierarchy

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.

Today I want to keep the focus on typographic hierarchy, though we’ll certainly pass through some general ideas of hierarchy along the way. Typographic Hierarchy If everything is equal, nothing stands out. The Two Functions Of Type: Readability And Legibility. The Font-Face Rule And Useful Web Font Tricks - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement 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.

The Font-Face Rule And Useful Web Font Tricks - Smashing Magazine

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. Anatomy of a Typographic Grid. Recently I’ve been trying to expand my knowledge and skills working with typographic grids.

Anatomy of a Typographic Grid

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. Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices. Web typography is nothing but implementing typography on web page.

Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

This is very important in order to identify oneself in the designing world. How to Choose a Typeface - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Choosing a typeface can be tricky.