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50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine

50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement We love beautiful typography, and we appreciate the efforts of designers who come up with great typographic techniques and tools or who just share their knowledge with fellow designers. We are always looking for such resources. We compile them, carefully select the best ones and then prepare them for our round-ups. And now it’s time to present a beautiful fresh dose of typography-related resources. To help you improve the typography in your designs, we’re presenting here useful new articles, tools and resources related to typography. You may be interested in the following related posts: Typography: References and Useful Resources The Taxonomy of TypeThis article’s purpose is to help us as designers to distinguish basic properties of types. Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of TypefacesTypedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces. Typeface Anatomy and GlossaryMany fonts have abbreviations in their names. Finding The Right Type Combining Type Type Design Related:  Typeface

60+ Really awesome Typography Showcases | tripwire magazine We all know it – “A picture is worth a thousand words“. This is certainly true in most cases but clever use of typography can also turn words into pictures and then interesting things start to happen. Some people experiment with the idea of turning typography into art and pictures and I believe the results can be very interesting and inspiring. In particular this type of art is commonly seen on posters, in logos, on walls (graffiti), etc. Advertisement Tagged as: CSS Techniques, Inspiration, Typography

Abstract Fonts - 13,057 Free Fonts Technical Web Typography: Guidelines and Techniques Advertisement The Web is 95% typography, or so they say. I think this is a pretty accurate statement: we visit websites largely with the intention of reading. That’s what you’re doing now — reading. With this in mind, does it not stand to reason that your typography should be one of the most considered aspects of your designs? Unfortunately, for every person who is obsessed with even the tiniest details of typography, a dozen or so people seem to be indifferent. Creative and Technical Typography I’m not sure these two categories are recognized in the industry but, in my mind, the two main types of typography are creative and technical. Creative typography involves making design decisions such as which face to use, what mood the type should create, how it should be set, what tone it should have — for example, should it be airy, spacious and open (light) or condensed, bold and tight, with less white space (dark)? We’ll focus on technical type in this article. We’ll learn about: <! Beware! <!

Typeface Anatomy and Glossary Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us. Abbreviations Many fonts have abbreviations in their names. Some relate to glyph sets and font formats, others to design traits and foundries, and so on. Adobe Type Manager (ATM) A font utility published by Adobe that allowed computers to use PostScript Type 1 fonts. ATM Light 4.61 for Mac (.hqx / 3.43 MB)ATM Light 4.1 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 (.exe / 12.11 MB ) AFM (Adobe Font Metrics) A text file related to PostScript fonts that stores font metrics information such as character widths and kerning pairs. Anti-aliasing Blurring the edges of a font on screen to soften the look of bitmapped type. Antiqua, Antikva The common German and Scandinavian names for serif faces, as opposed to "Grotesk" which means sans serif. Aperture Ascender Any part in a lowercase letter that extends above the x-height, found for example in b, d, f, h, k, etc.

Penser la typographie en couleurs – Avant-propos Captivé par les lettres d’une part et la couleur d’autre part, c’est tout naturellement que ces deux passions se sont associées et ont mûri au fil des ans pour aboutir au mémoire ici présenté. La couleur et les lettres nous environnent au quotidien. Nous les rencontrons dès que nous ouvrons les yeux, sur l’écran de notre réveil digital tout d’abord, sur les emballages de notre paquet de café ou de notre gel douche ensuite, puis sur les enseignes des magasins et les affiches publicitaires lorsque nous nous rendons à notre travail ou en revenant à notre domicile. Ils sont encore présents sur les plans de notre quartier et les panneaux de signalétique quand nous cherchons à nous orienter, sur notre ordinateur, sur internet, etc. Thomas L’Excellent - Saubr Les prémices de cette réflexion sont à chercher dans une création effectuée au cours de l’année scolaire 2006/07 dans le cadre de mon studio de typographie dirigé par Peter Keller. A.M. I. II. III.

FontFont Typeface Library by FSI FontShop International Know Your Typefaces! Semantic Differential Presentation of 40 Onscreen Typefaces By A. D. Shaikh Summary. Introduction While there has been quite a bit of research on the perception of printed type, there has not been a thorough investigation into the perception of onscreen type. Figure 1. The responses reduced down to three factors to describe the typefaces: Evaluative, Potency, and Activity. Potency reflects typefaces that are seen as having strength, power, or force.Evaluative reflects typefaces that are viewed as having value, worth, and importance.Activity reflects typefaces that are considered to be full of energy, movement, and action. The factors were correlated; Potency and Activity were positively correlated, and Potency and Evaluative were negatively correlated. Table 1. Figure 2. [Back to Table 1] *Note: This article presents a small portion of findings from Dawn Shaikh’s dissertation investigating the perceptions of typeface personality. Osgood, C. Like this: Like Loading...

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