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. 60+ best free fonts, Summer 2015 2015 continues to be a fantastic year for fonts. Type designers are increasingly prolific and there’s a new design for every possible project, often completely free, or with a free option or weight. There are a couple of dominant trends for Summer: The first trend is a revived interest in ethnic and folk art styles, like the colorful approach of Tripel Six, or the charming Quirko; the second trend is a move away from the geometric sans-serifs that we’ve seen recently, towards more humanist sans-serifs, like Qontra. Today, we’ve compiled a list of the best free fonts that have been released, or received a major update, in the last three months. You’ll find whole families, treatments, display fonts, body fonts, and 1 or 2 oddballs.
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.
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. Digital Designers’ Secrets: Top Fonts The bearded UX unicorn jumps over the drunk full stack developer. Is it legible and versatile, does it tell a story? We demand a lot from our fonts.They can inspire a web project, deliver a punchy headline, make a statement logo or become a staple in our army of design tools. We wanted a collection of the most flexible and usable typefaces so we turned to our secret weapon, our crack team of designers, the Awwwards Jury, to share with us their typeface tendencies and answer the big question, what is your must have font? Some of these fonts are free to download and others you have to pay for, enjoy! Digital Designers’ Secrets is the first in a series of curated content about web designer tools and recommendations according to the Awwwards jury - a group of international designers and developers responsible for some of the most innovative and exciting projects currently on the web.