Delvard Gradient Carefully chosen display faces are invaluable to typographers. Unlike the text typefaces Marlene, Nota, and Tempera Biblio, display faces and their amplified features are meant to thrive at larger point sizes. Some are loud, like the jaw-droppingly bold Tesla Dynamo; some are delicate, like the spectral Typonine Hairline, and some, like Marlene High, are refinements of core letterforms. Regrettably, mainstream display faces are less sophisticated, often tending toward pastiche or parody which curbs their usefulness. A tutorial for good typography in InDesign - Setting up a baseline grid Good clean typography is a fundemental skill of any designer. Most designers believe they have good typography but in my experience it is something which is developed through time and experience. I think we all begin our design lives with a desire to be outrageously creative, and only as we mature, begin realise that simplicity and structure is just as, if not more important.
Extra Bold, Ultra Black Fonts: Hit Hard with Heavy Duty Type Extra Bold, Ultra Black Fonts: Hit Hard with Heavy Duty Type In an effort to get noticed, a lot of folks turn to the most obvious item in their font menu: Impact™. In concept, it plays the role well. It is heavy and condensed, yet still legible, with short descenders that enable the user to stack headlines big and tight.
House TypeFoundries 47 Mall Dr., Commack, NY 11725; 800/248-3668, 516/864-0167 Precision Type has, not only one of the most definitive type catalogs in print, they also have perhaps the single most definitive collection of typographic samples on the web. They carry more typefaces from more foundries than anyone else, and their simplet yet brilliant site lets you see any font they carry in the words of your choice--there's no better way to see if a face is going to work for you. Their comprehensive printed catalog costs $39 and is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to know which typeface is which. If you know the name of a typeface, chances are Precision Type can sell it to you. If you don't know the name but can fax them a sample, they can find it and get it for you. They handle both the large foundries and many individual designers.
benoît bodhuin — type and graphic design Marianne – multi-layered titling typeface Titration sans serif (Caps). 3 styles (Inline, Solid et Outline) with OpenType variants, original ligatures and alternative, allow many combinations and uses. Single: 35 €3 styles: 60€ PDF - user guide - font in use - webfont shop 10 Display Faces that Digital Forgot Because of your enthusiastic response to my last column, I’ve moved up its sequel. In this installment, I’ll be looking at display and decorative faces that were somehow left in the archives when the winds of digital technology swept through the dusty vaults of yesteryear’s metal type foundries. Of all the thousands of typefaces that are created each year, the lion’s share are display and decorative faces. That’s because these are easier to create than text faces (almost anything goes), and changing fashion demands novel looks at dizzying speeds. What I’ve looked for in assembling the faces shown here, though, are those with the key attribute of versatility, faces that can adapt themselves to a host of environments and situations. Once again, for lack of a better organizing principal, I’ll take these on in alphabetical order.
Unit Editions — Type Only Type Only Unit 12 Type Only celebrates a current trend in typography: type unsupported by illustration or photography. In other words, typography and letterforms on their own – solus. Through the work of around 100 graphic designers from around the world, Type Only explores the communicative and emotive power of type when used in isolation.
Cape Arcona Type Foundry After such a long time we revised CA Monodon from our Dutch buddy Donald Beekman. Since it was only available as an old Mac PS1 font, we finally converted the typeface family into the OpenType format. Donald revised the whole family and performed some careful modification to each character. The letters are now more open and the kerning was optimized. Hurray! April 3, 2014 Lián Types Argentina Lián Types was created in 2008 by Maximiliano Sproviero. Maximiliano loves typography and was interested in the beauty of it when he started studying Graphic Design at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. The creation of fonts began as a hobby but later it became an addiction.
The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014 Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you'll love the ones we have picked out for you. We have selected all kinds of typefaces which can be seamlessly integrated into any design: Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Decorative, Display, Art Deco, Geometric, Futuristic, and many more besides.
Top 50 Best Free Fonts Are you in love with the Free Fonts Section on UltraLinx? If you answered yes, then I believe this post will blow your mind. Today we round up the top 50 best free fonts for you to download. Did we mention they were free? From incredible vintage fonts to beautiful slim typefaces we share all.
Top 10 Beautiful Minimalist Icon Sets This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks. Learn more about it here. Icons are an effective aid in helping users quickly find and gather information. They not only communicate information but help break it up and add visual interest to grab the users' attention. With thousands of icons available, with endless gradients, colors and reflections, it can be overwhelming as to what will best suit your minimalist design.
Information Insigne Design was founded as DooleyType in 2004, and since then, Insigne Design has released a wide variety of quality typefaces, including sans serifs, scripts, serifs and experimental forms. Insigne Design prides itself on its unique and affordable fonts. Insigne is also available for custom typeface and logotype design.