50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010
Though 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
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The Lost Principles of Design
In the instant age that design has evolved into recently many of us often stray away from the basics. If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your head. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles. However, the more and more people that flood the internet for design content need to learn the basics before trying to make a stellar gradient in Photoshop. While this is cool and amazing right now, there will come a point where this style is strayed away from and a new style is made. In history, this lesson has repeated itself with movements like the Bauhaus and Swiss Modernism and will soon come label our current trends as part of history. Balance Arranging parts to achieve a state of equilibrium between forces of influences. Examples: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial Contrast Interaction of contradictory elements. Emphasis & Subordination Directional Forces Proportion Scale Repetition & Rhythm
21 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
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8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers
Web designers and developers have a lot to remember, from keyboard shortcuts to function names. That’s why it’s handy to have cheat sheets near by for a quick reference. Most people like to print out there cheat sheets on paper and have them sitting on their desk, but another convenient place for a cheat sheet is right on your computers desktop in the form of a wallpaper. Here we’ve rounded up a few very useful cheat sheets for web designers and developers that can be used as desktop wallpapers. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Color Theory Quick Reference Poster Periodic Table of Typefaces The Anatomy of Type Web Accessibility Checklist TextMate Shortcuts jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet WordPress Help Sheet About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 1932 shares 8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers Read More 2750 shares Photoshop CS6 Cheat Sheet
Sexy, Bold, Experimental Type
Advertisement Sometimes typography is all you need to communicate your ideas effectively. Graphics can support the type or type can support the graphics, but to deliver the message precisely, you need to make sure your type is expressive enough, your design is distinctive enough and the composition is strong enough. The results are sometimes crazy, sometimes artsy, sometimes beautiful, but often just different from things we’re used to. Thus designers explore new horizons and we explore new viewing perspectives which is what inspiration is all about. This post showcases over 70 examples of sexy, bold and experimental typography. Feel free to check out our previous typography-related posts: Breathtaking Typographic Posters1 with over 50 typographic posters designed by artists across the globe. So what can be achieved out of simple letters and symbols? Sweet and Cute Type Sweet Sixteen4Typography with a sweet taste of sugar. Scarlett6An illustration created by Nik Ainley. Eichholtz17 JG3! 88.
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