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10 Commandments of Typography by Fontyou

10 Commandments of Typography by Fontyou
Typography needs moral but mostly aesthetic instructions. Here is a list of 10 Commandments of Typography, rules to follow and tips to know to be a better person, or at least a better graphic designer! 1. You shall not deform There are so many font families with several weights and styles, so why do you persist in bolding, condensing or small-capsing by hand, guys? If you need something bold or light, choose a font with several weights, but please don’t just add an outline, you have 99,9% chance to damage the letter design (counterforms, serifs, endings etc). Same things about widths. If you didn’t know, a real small-cap has a specific design, it’s not only an uppercase which have been reduced. 2. Ideally, combine 2 typefaces, (maximum 3) and enjoy all their styles and variations to create contrasts. For example, choose a serif font and a sans serif font and play with weights, italics, small caps etc. 3. Too short: Too long: 4. Justification is about the letters distribution on the lines. 5.

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