The 20 most versatile font families Finding just the right typography for a project is a classic conundrum for a designer. Do you go all out for something unique to give the piece real character, or is it better to opt for something neutral and classic that doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the design? In order to be both versatile and consistent within a project, without becoming repetitive, it helps if a typeface includes an extensive family of fonts that cover different styles, weights and widths - this also takes the sting out of pairing complementary typefaces. The notion of an extended, organised type family (or 'superfamily' if it contains different classifications too, such as a serif and a sans serif) is a relatively new concept, and has only been around as we know it today for just over a century - but nowadays there are plenty to choose from. We've rounded up 20 of the best to help with all manner of design projects. Read all our typography-related posts here
Berlin Font Family Berlin is a group of display fonts inspired by the classic geometric typefaces from early last century. It features (so far) four versions, each one in three weights: regular, bold & X-bold. Earlier this year Mark and I started working on Mr Red’s re-designs.
Negative space in logo design It’s hard to beat a clever use of negative space. Here are 35 or so logos that use white space well, along with the designers/agencies responsible. A.G. How to Mimic the iGoogle Interface Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Nettuts+. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a customizable interface with widgets. The finished product will be a sleek and unobtrusively coded iGoogle-like interface, which has plenty of potential applications! Best 20 webfonts from Google Web Fonts and @font-face embedding At the moment there are several ways to use non-system fonts on a website. We will focus on the two least complicated, least expensive systems, Google Web Fonts and the @font-face rule. Fear not, we have not ruled out other paid methods such as Typekit, Fonts.com Web Fonts, Fontdeck, Webtype, WebINK or Fontspring for future posts as they certainly offer high quality typefaces and deserve to be considered.
Fertigo Pro Script Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.
10 TYPOGRAPHIC PINTEREST’S BOARDS TO FOLLOW We all know very well that Pinterest is a social network entirely visual that serves as a big box from which we can draw any kind of inspiration. Indeed, we already recommended you an excellent board about typography in old beers or a selection of old coffee containers. Today we wanted to gather 10 typographic boards that are perfect to follow by any letters’ lover. We could have selected 20, 50 or even 100 as the offer within Pinterest is huge but we wanted to keep this list short and well selected (believe me when I say that it has been very hard to pick only 10, I spend quite a while deciding who to take off the list). We were not lead by the pins or the followers amount, so in this selection of 10 we found boards with 100.000 followers and also those with only 200, we didn’t keep it within a specific subject as within the typography you can find old documents, labels, packaging, logotypes, traditional printing boards…
Most Popular Web Design Blogs to Get Inspired Sharebar 0EmailShare So here we are with our first post, and we are really excited! What made us launch a new web design blog when there is such a great amount of others, already cool and reputable? Because we feel that there is something special we can put in the contemporary web design community. We believe that our original approach to the issues and fresh ideas may be useful for developers of various experience levels, and that is why we are welcome you to support us in our initiatives and estimate our endeavours!
Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory Among the numerous faults of those who pass their lives recklessly and without due reflexion, my good friend Liberalis, I should say that there is hardly any one so hurtful to society as this, that we neither know how to bestow or how to receive a benefit. It follows from this that benefits are badly invested, and become bad debts: in these cases it is too late to complain of their not being returned, for they were thrown away when we bestowed them. Nor need we wonder that while the greatest vices are common, none is more common than ingratitude: for this I see is brought about by various causes. 28 Fonts For Web Designers inShare26 It is obvious that Web designers do their best to make their sites better and more attractive to the visitors. When creating a site they must take into account every detail even the smallest and choosing a font you are going to use sometimes can bring you to a deadlock. We have previously showcased some great collections of free fonts and we are not going to stop there! We would like to present to you a really amazing collection of free download fonts collected from all over the web. You can use some of these fonts for specific purposes and others can be used for general use.
blog » Hexbins! Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups. These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. 50 Fresh Free Fonts Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety.