100 best Typefaces of all times For decades, the DIN typeface was considered to be a fatherless creation, the product of a government authority. But research by Albert-Jan Pool, designer of the FF DIN, has shown that from 1925, the Siemens engineer Ludwig Goller (1884–1964) was responsible, as chairman of the DIN committee for design, for the development of the typeface DIN 1451. Following his publication Normschriften (“Standard Typefaces”) in 1936, it became the prescribed typeface for German street and house-number signage. Siemens began using it in its company logo that same year. In 1926, the idea of constructing a typeface was not new. Poster artists, shop-window designers and sign writers had been doing it for generations.
20 Big and Bold Free Fonts for Beautiful Typography While some of the default operating system fonts will work for design purposes, when it comes to big and bold typography, you’ll have to go outside the standard fonts. Bold fonts can draw the viewer’s attention and create a powerful visual impact for web design, print design and advertising. We’ve gathered up 20 big and bold free fonts that will add a powerful impact for your designs, and best of all, they’re free to use so you can download them and start using them right away. Be sure to read each font’s licensing agreement, as some are free for commercial and noncommercial use, while others are just for noncommercial use. Enjoy! Type Worship I can’t think of a more prolific letterer and typographer in the UK right now than Rob Clarke. Although his name may not be as familiar as some of his American contemporaries, it would be hard to live in Britain and not be familiar with his logos. His lettering adorns basketfuls of supermarket products and numerous high-street shop fronts. I met up with Rob Clarke on a wet and windy morning in Clerkenwell, London. Despite his success you couldn’t meet a more modest and self-critical designer.
Arabic Type and Typography – My Neue Helvetica Arabic is now released! This week has been great! I’m in London to meet with agencies and to promote a new typeface release. Meetings going great, and the big news is: Linotype has released my Neue Helveica Arabic. I’ll post more about the design of it later but here is a quick looky. 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 11 Comments There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. I’ve decide to collect 65 fonts which are suitable for web, print, etc just overall high fonts which can be used in design projects. Neuton Font Family
12 Hand Written Fonts for Designers There’s something incredibly sweet and almost romantic about using a handwritten font for design projects. Handwritten fonts add an extra ounce of personality, and give me a feeling similar similar to a homemade apple pie from my mother that would be waiting for me when I came home to after school. There are a variety of decorative fonts and script fonts that are commonly used for design projects like wedding invitations, greeting cards, paper projects, graphic design projects, and web design, but today I wanted to showcase handmade fonts because of their ability to elicit emotions with people.
50+ Beautiful Free Arabic Calligraphy Fonts 2014 Choosing an apt font for the desire document has become a difficult thing. Around the web there is a chain of fonts available, some are messy, topsy-turvy, baffling and below average that one almost finds oneself caught up in the net where to find a needle in the hay stack is impossible. The appearance and stance of the fonts enhances the appeal of the work making it worth seeing. In a typography design poster, an online personal document or any other professional work, fonts are the preliminaries. They may be different from each other on account of their look, style and importance, fonts have a whole lot meaning behind and a purpose underlying. It has a motive to impart, a message to disclose, a meaning to express, an idea to bring it on and a well-knit thought to unfold.
104 Free Fonts for Web Designers and Logo Artists It’s very essential for Designers to have an good understanding of typography and selection as the importance of typography in design can’t be neglected. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.