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A Look Into: Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Brands

A Look Into: Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Brands
Do you find yourself staring at other designer’s logo and immediately try to decipher what typeface they are using? If you are a designer, it is probably an inevitable habit. There are no hard and fast rules to help you determine which typeface you should land on for your logo. And due to the fact that we are showered with thousands of free fronts on the Internet, deciding on the ideal font to use can be a challenging task. If you have experimented hundreds of fonts but they just don’t work out right for you, suffering from design block where you don’t what font to use or you are just curious on what fonts others are using for their logo, this article is for you. Zopa.com Many top websites are trending towards gray color schemes with bright color splashes. Font used: Frankfurter medium Shutterfly Shutterfly’s modern logo is simple, refined and playful. Font used: Frutiger NewsGator Multi-colored logo fonts are all the rage these days as shown in NewsGator’s logo. Font used: ITC Bauhaus Shozu

Top 20 Most Influential Fonts in Graphic Design mputer Arts - 10 tips for better serifs Computer Arts is the magazine for people who believe design matters, and has been inspiring and informing graphic designers and illustrators since 1995. With both a deluxe print edition and a fully-interactive, bespoke iPad edition, Computer Arts brings you behind-the-scenes access to cutting-edge design projects, in-depth analysis and incisive opinions from the design world's thought leaders, plus the very best new work from the global design community. Whether it's a shift in creative thinking or a change to the business of design, you can rely on Computer Arts to bring you detailed analysis of the pivotal events. We'll introduce you to the industry’s most exciting trailblazers as well as highlighting the world’s freshest new talent, digging deep to discover what makes each of them special. In short, if design matters to you as much as it does to us, you need a Computer Arts subscription. Editorial Advertising

Typeverything Typographic Illustration Beautiful and diverse typography by Sean Freeman. “Legibility is an important issue for Freeman, who started out illustrating song lyrics. Anybody can create ‘cool, illegible’ work, he says – the challenge is to maintain readability as well as an interesting aesthetic. It’s about adding meaning.” [1] 1.

Beautiful (Free) Fonts for Titles and Headlines What do you first notice before you start reading an article’s content? It’s the title and title delivers the basic idea of what is to be discussed in an article. For example, people are able to catch the drift of an advertisement base on its title. If you manage to produce a magnetic title, you are for the win because when a title is appealing and interesting, people will take the content of your article seriously. Choosing the right font for your article is crucial because it’s your audience’s first impression. Applying a suitable font for a title or headline is a challenging task because every different headline will need a different font to make its title appealing and interesting. Here are more fonts related articles we’ve previously posted: Telegraphico Old Sans Black HeadLine SF Movie Poster Dinova Media Gothic Florencesans SC Sans Thirteen Black X Scale Space Marine Xcelsion 7th Services Old Republic Guardian Bitsumishi He’s Dead Jim Hagane Fireye Ash font Breakaway AutoBahn font Carbon Block ChokToff

What is LinkedIn? coolendar Sharepocalypse Now: Why Social Media Overload Means New Opportunities for Startups Nova Spivack has several ventures in production that focus on the real-time stream, including Bottlenose (for filtering the stream), StreamGlider (a new mobile stream delivery platform), Live Matrix (the schedule of the live web), and The Daily Dot (a new online daily newspaper about what's trending online). Follow him on Twitter @novaspivack. The social media landscape is changing quickly, but this change won’t be immediate, or for that matter, efficient. I believe that Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn are fundamentally different, and thus, should not be in competition. And while the social media gods fight it out in the clouds above us, what will happen down here on Earth? We’re entering a new era of social network chaos, and this, in turn, is going to create new needs and opportunities for startups. The Sharepocalypse Welcome to the “Sharepocalypse,” a new era of social network insanity. Granted, we’ve heard this song before. Choice Overload A New Category: Social Assistance

35 Free Graphics Programs There are a lot of excellent graphics programs on the market these days, but just because they come with a premium price tag doesn't mean they are the only option. Take a look at this list of our favorite, and free, alternatives to some of those pricey programs. Paint, Drawing and Graphics Programs Gimp – Very powerful image manipulation program, great for photo retouching and image creation. There are other downloads, GTK and runtime environment for this program to work properly. This program currently runs on Linux, Windows (XP and Vista), Mac OSX, and some Unix based systems. Ultimate Paint – Image creation and manipulation program for Windows systems. Skencil – An interactive vector drawing program for Unix and Linux operating systems built on the Python language. Pixia - Originally a Japanese only edition, Pixia is a very nice paint tool with full layers support and many other features. Paint.net – A free image and photo editing software for Windows based PC's. Miscellaneous Programs

Pencil - a traditional 2D animation software A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources By Melissa Scroggins What could be better than striking gold? How about a huge list of Adobe Illustrator resources? For many designers, a list of resources to help finish those design projects in a quick and easy fashion is like finding gold on the Web. In this article, there are over 200 (mostly) free resources for Adobe Illustrator. Finally, have fun stockpiling all the brushes, patterns,, symbols, vectors, swatches, and fun additions to the Adobe Illustrator presets. 1. There are a multitude of brush sets that can add volumes of creativity to design projects. 17 brushes for Illustrator 28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls 33 More Paint Brush Style Illustrator Brushes 20 Free Illustrator Art Brushes: Ink Sketch Lines 57 Exclusive Illustrator Multi-Colored Paint Brushes Free-Dot Dash Illustrator Pattern Brushes 10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor 60 brushes for Illustrator Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage 2. Gradients 3.

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