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The Criminals of Font. The History of Typography - Animated Short. Kern Type, the kerning game. Type Connection. To the point - I shot the Serif! (but I did not shoot the sans-serif) Fount: Easy Way To Identify Web Font. Identifont - Identify fonts by appearance, find fonts by name. A typographical presentation of the 8 rules of Fight Club. Make yourself an Amazing Typographic Portrait.

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Make yourself an Amazing Typographic Portrait

As we know, typographic portrait art takes a huge amount of work. Here is a much simpler version I made, which hopes to give beginners an idea on how to start. This tutorial will show how to create custom brushes and fill patterns. Also you will learn more about selection and posterize tool. Preview of Final Image Download a nice portrait image here. Using the Pen tool, crop away the black areas on both sides below the ears. Hide the Portrait layer for awhile by clicking the Eye icon on the left beside the layer. Now we are going to create a Photoshop brush. Next, we are going to customize a Fill Pattern. We have not much use for the words layer anymore so you can hide it away. With that selection, go to Select > Similar. Before I go on further, try to select the Brush tool and right-click on any part within the document. 50 Extremely Awesome Examples of Typography. This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography.

This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. Typo-L : The Crystal Goblet. The Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible by Beatrice Warde (1900 -- 1969) Imagine that you have before you a flagon of wine.

Typo-L : The Crystal Goblet

You may choose your own favourite vintage for this imaginary demonstration, so that it be a deep shimmering crimson in colour. You have two goblets before you. Typography and its Immense Importance for Your Designing. [ad#link-unit-post] Among different elements of graphic designing, typography is an important one, which the designers usually take for granted.

Typography and its Immense Importance for Your Designing

Typography in terms of graphic designing means to choose the kind of font type that completely blends with the design and speaks for itself as a part of that design. In technical terms, typography is the art of arranging font type into the layout of the design. Mad As Hell! Kinetic Typography. Prof revives lost art of printing press. Professor Johanna Drucker inks her printing press as her grad-student assistant Nora Bloch looks on.

Prof revives lost art of printing press

Students in Drucker's new class will learn about the press and fonts this quarter. Photos by Alison Hewitt. For Professor Johanna Drucker, a font is something you store in a drawer, changing your type size happens one character at a time and double-spacing is a lead strip you can hold in the palm of your hand. Drucker is bringing her appreciation for what she calls "slow technology" to UCLA, using her own 1940s Vandercook flatbed printing press.

The information studies professor from the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is teaching a crop of computer-age students how to set type, roll the press and appreciate fonts. Click to enlarge: The flat-bed Vandercook printing press, and drawer upon drawer of type in the the room devoted to the press. Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Even with a relatively limited set of options in CSS, typography can vary tremendously using pure CSS syntax.

Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices - Smashing Magazine

Serif or sans-serif? Large or small font? Line height, spacing, font size and padding… The list goes on and on. 45+ Inspirational Typography showcase. Advertisement The principle behind topography is based on the creation of a complete text by reusing identical characters.

45+ Inspirational Typography showcase

Typography to define is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. This innovative art of typography began with the invention of movable type and the printing press. Typography is all about creating letter forms, selecting typefaces and arranging them on the page. This art form has a great role in the life of graphic designers so we have arranged beautiful examples of typography. 1. Black out. Illustration & Design, Digital Scrapbooking, Free Fonts, Tutorials and more

Typography 101: What Small Business Owners Need To Know. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Typography 101: What Small Business Owners Need To Know

The old saying "don't judge a book by its cover" is sometimes hard to overcome in the business world. How you present yourself aesthetically is important, no matter how solid your business plan is. It's become crucial for companies to have a presence on the web, whether it's a simple landing page, a blog or some social media profiles. And while content and products you're offering should be valuable to your audience, the design of your site or blog can play a big factor in keeping your fans engaged. No one will stay on a poorly designed website. However, not every small business owner can hire a graphic designer at a moment's notice. 13 Important Resources for Learning How to Design Typefaces and Full Fonts. If you're serious about creating a typeface design, then you'll need some solid resources to get started.

13 Important Resources for Learning How to Design Typefaces and Full Fonts

Learn effective typeface design workflows, how to take an initial spark of an idea from sketch, through Illustrator, into Fontlab, and then work your creation into a complete and custom font design.