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10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography

10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography
Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography. Click the Go to Source link under each infographic to navigate to the source of the infographic and to see the larger version provided by the creator of the infographic. 1. Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography Infographic Did you know that Israel is the source of the most expensive typefaces? Go to Source 2. This beginner’s guide to type shows you some popular font categories (like monospaced fonts and script fonts), the anotomy of a typeface, a few typography principles, and more. Go to Source 3. This infographic starts by disambiguating the terms "typefaces" and "fonts", and then concludes with the top five most-used typefaces in graphic design, journalism, and academia.

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Identify a Font. Font and Typeface Identification tools. What font is that? Ever seen a typeface (font) you like but couldn’t identify it? I once knew an Art Director who was able to identify just about any typeface I showed him. However, in recent years, even he responds with, I don’t have a clue. So where to turn? Well, rather than publishing my Art Director friend’s email address here, I’ll introduce a few resources to get you started. 3d Realistic 3D Papercraft Birds by Johan Scherft Dutch artist Johan Scherft has created this series... Cube 3D Home Printer

Combining Fonts A palette with wit Use typefaces with complementary moods to evoke an upbeat, energetic air. It’s the interplay between fonts that gives them energy. The more distant the moods in a typographic palette, the friskier the design will be. Here, three fonts with distinctive silhouettes have been chosen for their contrasting dispositions: the unabashed toughness of Tungsten is a foil for both Archer’s sweetness, and the cheekiness of Gotham Rounded.  Tungsten Best Free PDF Tools Introduction A PDF tool comes in handy when you need to deal with PDF files such as to merge or split pages, add a header, footer or watermark, highlight or annotate PDF documents, or convert from other files to PDFs or vice versa. In this review, multipurpose programs offering general features for merging PDF files, splitting or re-ordering pages, etc within a single application are discussed under General Tools.

50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2012 When we kicked off our list of 50 Must-Read IT Blogs last year, we knew we were onto something special. We scoured the web and read many blogs before we settled on our 50 for the year, but we came away with a deep respect for the abundance of thoughtful content being generated by the collective small business and IT communities. This year, we decided to invite our readers to throw their suggestions into the ring as well. The response to our call for nominations was amazing. We received 1,159 votes from more than 400 people, so a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s list.

Typeset In The Future Right from the opening scene, we're treated to Kubrick's love of bold, clean, sans-serif typography: This title card is set in Gill Sans, one of the all-time classic sans-serif fonts. Perhaps surprisingly, the zeroes in ‘2001’ appear to be set with the Gill Sans capital letter O (shown below on the left), rather than its zero character (shown on the right): After introducing us to Albertus, the Dawn Of Man turns out to be typographically unremarkable. So, let's skip forward a little, and join Dr. The World's Loveliest Advertisement For Death There are times when design needs to be understated, when it needs to recede into the background. Spaces where the proportions of a room, a wall treatment, or a tacky chandelier should be the last thing on your mind. Like a funerary home. Funeral homes are purposely dour, all subdued blacks, hushed grays, and buffed dark cherry wood. It would seem that design flourishes have no part to play in this (non)aesthetic. In Japan, in fact, it’s taboo to break this monochromatic code.

Default Fonts Operating system defaults ↩ What fonts can you assume Windows users will have? Mac users?

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