Ampersand A stylized character of the Latin et used to represent the word and. Definition: The typographic symbol used to designate the word and (& ) is the Latin symbol for et which means and. The name, ampersand , is believed to be derived from the phrase “and per se and.” On a standard English layout... Aperture The partially enclosed, somewhat rounded negative space in some characters. Apex A point at the top of a character where two strokes meet. Arc of Stem A curved stroke that is continuous with a straight stem. Arm A horizontal or upward, sloping stroke that does not connect to a stroke or stem on one or both ends. Ascender An upward vertical stroke found on the part of lowercase letters that extends above the typeface’s x-height. Ascender Line The invisible line marking the height of ascenders in a font. Ascent Line The invisible line marking the farthest distance between the baseline and the top of the glyph. Axis Ball Terminal A circular form at the end of the arm in letters. Bar Baseline
50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. Geomancy Kilogram Tribbon Quadranta Adec Teardrop St Marie Dekar Code Cube Piron Glide Planer Paranoid Circled St Ryde Danger Pincoyablack New Garden Titillium Text Sylar Scriber Mentone Circula Sansation LT Oksana Font V4.0 Lintel Frgmnt Amsterdam Sol Pro Tenby Zag Real Origami Tenderness Vegur Cash Sertig Junction Blackout Railway League Ghothic Goudy Bookletter 1911 Oval About the Author Lilian Rigo
Typography Deconstructed | A comprehensive guide to the anatomy of type.Pin UpVintage pin up dresses are our specialty here at Unique Vintage, and it is our mission to deliver you the perfect fit and only the most flattering fits. For ladies with a love for all things rockabilly, we offer a number of form-fitting retro dresses with longer lengths, tailored waists and vintage-inspired necklines that deliver a dose of femininity to balance their edgy skull details. For the same curvy silhouette with a bit more ladylike flair, we have pin up outfits that are classy and modest enough for the office. Unique Vintage also carries a large assortment of other wiggle dresses to create a traditional hourglass shape, perfect for pairing with sky high pumps and a bold red lip for that vintage look you adore. If flirty fit and flare dresses are more your style, Unique Vintage carries a number of retro dresses with slim waists and full, bouncy skirts perfect for dancing the night away.
Meaningful Transitions // Home21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are!21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are! 13 July 2009 by Jordan Hall Using the right type in your designs, both in type and web, is vital to an attractive and successful design. With so many free fonts out there (Da Font currently has over 9000 fonts to choose from) it’s hard to wade through the varying levels of quality available. We’ve picked out some great fonts that shouldn’t be free, but are! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. Resources 50 Incredible Fonts for Professional Print & Web Design | Noupe 30 Fonts That All Designers Must Know & Own | Just Creative Design 37 FREE Must-Have Fonts | Francesco Mugnai 40 Free High Quality Hand Drawn Fonts | Hongkiat.com Thanks for reading, from Union Room Web Design. Back to Blog
Comic Sans Criminal - There's help available for people like you!Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course OutlineFortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. 1. There are a few graphic design principles that effect every project you’ll create. Shape, Spacing, and Rhythm I remember first learning these basic design principles , and they seamed so foreign at first. The Principles of Design by Joshua David McClurg-Genevese What is Graphic Design? Color, Texture, and Imagery Principles of Color Design by Wucius Wong Texture in Graphic Design 2.
16 Great Graphic Design Blogs and SitesWhat are your favorite design blogs and sites? There are so many design blogs now, that your top list is sure to be a bit different. Here we've collected 16 great design sites that consistently bring high-quality material to their audience. They are filled with great resources, original material, thought provoking articles, or well constructed design tutorials that keep you growing as a designer. 1. I'm not sure how many people know about this blog, but I just recently found it and liked what I saw. 2. OK, maybe this is a little shameless self promotion, but at least Outlaw Design Blog has a lot to offer in the way of graphic design. 3. This is another up and coming graphic design blog that is worth keeping an eye on. 4. This is another personal blog from a smaller design firm. What is nice here is that the author usually highlights some form of graphic design in a post and then shares some of his thoughts on it. 5. 6. 7. 8. The blog is his personal blog for his logo design business.