Articles & Essays - TypeCulture® The Design of Multilingual Type Families Written by: Jonathan Perez Type designers often strive for a new interpretation of letter forms, but Jonathan Perez seems just as interested in developing new design processes to better address an era of increasing multilingual communication and the rise in diversity of non-Latin scripts. In this article, he shares the strategies and decisions made while designing a typeface family in collaboration with a team of type designers specializing in different writing systems.
I love typography But will it fly? Perhaps the most difficult part in compiling this list is not what to include, but what to leave out. There are, then, many other typefaces that should be in this list, but aren’t. 47 Top Typography Tools and Resources Typography is the foundation of design on the web. Back in 2006, designer and founder of iA Oliver Reichenstein even went so far as to proclaim "web design is 95% typography." It's imperative, then, to have a thorough, grounded education in optimizing and utilizing typography to create a balanced, harmonious, accessible hierarchy of content, when working on the web. To help you improve and learn more about typography, we have compiled 25 useful tools and resources, from fundamentals to modular scales. Have we left out your favorite typography tool or resource?
French Blast French Blast a French selection of blasts Archive Subscribe to RSS August 11, 2013 forfranzkafka: Web Typography: Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques Web typography has evolved a lot over the last years. Today we see rich, accessible typography, a plethora of type design choices for the web and a number of remarkable, type-based web designs. It’s a great time for web design, and it’s a great time for web typography. Still, being as excited as we are, we should not forget about the foundational principles of good type design on the web and use them properly within our projects. Great choice is good, but, most importantly, we should be making meaningful typographic choices in our designs. In this post we present an extensive overview of educational resources, tools, articles, techniques and showcases all related to web typography.
Fontcraft I was shopping in my local HEB grocery store this weekend and found myself in the soft drink section, confronted by a wall of cool retro-looking bottles of all sorts of sodas from the Dublin Bottling Works, a company based in Dublin Texas which produces a full line of specialty soft drinks, apparently mostly for distribution through HEB. They’ve got all the usual flavors like Ginger Ale, Cola and Root Beer and some more unusual flavors, including Black Cherry. The labels are printed on transparent plastic slip-ons which are surprisingly effective at emulating the old-fashioned look of being directly screen printed on the bottles. The labels are great examples of retro design, and though I may be a bit biased, the coolest by far is the Black Cherry soda label which uses our Folkard font to great effect. It looks great in the stylized design, and it’s nice to see it in a different kind of context from the computer games where it has become somewhat overexposed.
FontFriend – Soma Design FontFriend is a bookmarklet for typographically obsessed web designers. It enables rapid checking of fonts and font styles directly in the browser without editing code and refreshing pages, making it the ideal companion for creating CSS font stacks. 2.0’s killer feature is instant drag-and-drop font previewing right in the browser (Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 7+), in any document you’re currently viewing. Version 2.5 and 3.0 introduced some new features that aren’t documented here yet. Click the version numbers to see the release announcements for each. How To Begin First, drag the following link to your browser toolbar:
On 'Late'-In-Life Virginity Loss - Jon Fortenbury Keith McDorman walks into the back room of an Austin, Texas coffee shop. With his dirty-blond hair, light eyes, week-old beard, and striped button-down shirt, he looks like a younger, shorter, bohemian version of Bradley Cooper. He tosses his scooter helmet onto the wooden table, sits across from me at a booth that barely fits us both, and talks before I ask a question. Inconspicuous vertical metrics by Alec Julien Five? There are generally taken to be five vertical measures of note in type design (from bottom to top): descender, baseline, midline*, caps-height, and ascender. But if you delve into the minutiae of font design, you soon discover that there are a slew of important vertical metrics that aren’t much talked about.
SymbolAssist: More Symbols, Less Work // Plasticmind Blog - StumbleUpon After seeing the nifty characters TwitterKeys made readily available for posting into your Twitter and IM conversations, I got inspired to dig around the 65,000+ Unicode characters and find some more gems. As I did, I started to realize a couple of things. First, a huge list of symbols wouldn’t be all that helpful. Second, these symbols are useful for more than just jazzing up your Twitter conversations (✌ @plasticmind).
Top Links to Fonts for Your Self-Published Book One of the most often-asked questions on the blog is: “What text font should I use for my book?” In fact, this question comes up so often I’ve written quite a few articles on the subject. But like most blogs, these posts can be hard to find in the dark reaches of the archives. After writing earlier this week about the posts with the most blog comments, I realized that I had never brought all these articles together in one place. 43 Easy Craft Projects For Adults There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions
☙ Theory Lesson Listing Writing Writing roman and itallic letterforms with the broad edged and the pointed nib dip pen forms a solid foundation for all further study of type. The instruction is simple and craft oriented. Getting aquainted with the pen and it's behavior on paper informs all future design endeavors.