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The Role of Typography in Differentiating Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Drug Names Abstract Until recently, when errors occurred in the course of caring for patients, blame was assigned to the healthcare professionals closest to the incident rather than examining the larger system and the actions that led up to the event. Now, the medical profession is embracing expertise and methodologies used in other fields to improve its own systems in relation to patient safety issues. This exploratory study, part of a Master's of Design thesis project, was a response to the problem of errors that occur due to confusion between look-alike/sound-alike drug names (medication names that have orthographic and/or phonetic similarities).

Typography tutorials and best practices Typography forms a large part of any designer’s learning curve. Thanks to the internet all available information is at your fingertips. There are a lot of tutorials available that are easy to follow and relevant to learning typography skills. Worthe Numerals Worthe Numerals come out of a time-tested development cycle where House Industries employees ask “What if this could be just a little more...”. After pushing traditional didot forms to the limit, these digits were originally applied to a set of wood blocks. But, who says replenishable Michigan-grown basswood should have all the fun? So we added everything one needs to stylishly set their current currency and credit default swap hedges, while also being able to set the appropriate fractional take from their blog’s micropayment structure. Made to be large, attract attention, and —when needed— drop a shadow, Worthe Numerals brighten the daily drumbeat of numerical gloom.

Typography tips for a more comfortable read There are 3 small changes you can make to your content to provide a more pleasurable read. The tips don’t just apply to design—use them to make your text documents look great, too. The names of each principle may be complicated, but understanding and using them is simple. For demonstration purposes, I’m going to use an un-styled page from A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Important note: every font is different, so if the content doesn’t feel right, go ahead and adjust your measurements. What’s important here is that the reader is getting a comfortable reading experience and that it looks correct to your eye. Alan Kitching Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Alan Kitching is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. Alan Kitching has had solo shows in London and Barcelona, and contributed to various group exhibitions including the Pompidou Centre Paris, the British Library and the Barbican Art Gallery London. In 1994 Alan Kitching was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and elected member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI). Alan is Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts London.

Typography Tutorial for Beginners: Everything You Need to Learn Typography Basics Like many of you, I'm a trained marketer and more of a "do-it-yourself" designer. Sure, I read through The Marketer’s Crash Course in Visual Content Creation and learned some sweet PowerPoint and Photoshop tricks that have helped me a lot with my content marketing job. But I really wanted to take my design skills to the next level. So I asked all my designer friends what my next step should be -- and every single one said to take a course on typography. A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type Typography could be considered the most important part of any design. It’s definitely among the most important elements of any design project. And yet it’s often the part of a design that’s left for last, or barely considered at all. Designers are often intimidated by typography, which can result in bland typographical design or a designer always using one or two “reliable” typefaces in their designs.

A history and some revival fonts < The Fell Types The Fell Types took their name from John Fell, a Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth-century. Not only he created an unique collection of printing types but he started one of the most important adventures in the history of typography. You will find here a non-exhaustive history and a modern digitization of some of them.

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