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Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type

Typies Mixing 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  Gotham Rounded  Archer A palette with energy Mix typefaces from the same historical period whose families have different features. Three type families with nineteenth century roots, thrown together in a cheerful typographic riot.  Proteus Project  Knockout  Sentinel A palette with poise Mix typefaces with a similar line quality if they offer different textures. What do a neoclassical modern, a suave sans serif, and a sporty slab have in common?  HTF Didot  Verlag  Vitesse A palette with dignity  Mercury Text  Hoefler Titling  Gotham

Styles, Weights, Widths — It’s All in the (Type) Family In a previous Type Basics piece we examined the difference between a typeface and a font. Both terms refer to a single manifestation of type. In this episode we look at how individual typefaces/fonts relate to each other. A quick note before we start – when we talk about typographic terms there is the official, “correct” terminology, and then there is the commonly accepted terminology. Typefaces and type families The different variants in a type family demonstrated on FF Scala by Martin Majoor. However – strictly speaking – the “typeface FF Scala” designates FF Scala Regular, and FF Scala Italic is another typeface. Styles The concept of coordinated type families consisting of different related typefaces or styles is a fairly recent phenomenon. Comparison between Fairbank MT, presumably the original italic design for Bembo MT, and the eventual Bembo Italic MT. Italics and Obliques Although its slant is almost imperceptible, FF Seria clearly has a true Italic. Weights and widths

Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. The Ministry of Type 22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1. You can learn how to apply the Cross Processing film-developing technique digitally to your images by reading through this quick and educational tutorial that leverages the powers of the Curves tool in Photoshop. 2. Take your ordinary digital photos and simulate the Lomo Photography effect (also known as Lomography) that will apply a dreamy and surreal effect onto your images in this tutorial that uses a Levels Adjustment layer among other Photoshop techniques. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Designing with Type: Devoted to the Art and Appreciation of Typography I Love Typography 30+ Creative and Inspiring Poster Designs Poster design gives a fantastic canvas for creativity. Like web designs, posters offer great scope for creativity and innovative graphic design. Posters are often created for DJs, events, nightclubs and other interesting subjects that lend themselves well to creative design work. 39 Creative Poster Designs Super Tomy Poster The Cochlea Promo Poster Black Panther Poster Transclub Poster Lost in Translation Poster Poster ColorPro Poster Someone Like You Poster Season of Beauty Poster Typographic Poster Event Brand Poster Tuts 2010 Poster Rolka Poster Thinking Around Poster Manouchian Poster Calentita Poster Film Festival Poster AvantGarde Poster Minusa Poster Helio Sequence Poster Think More, Design Less Poster Mijn World Poster The Leaf Eaters Poster StadsCircus Festival Poster Go Media Poster Potfolio Review Poster Arihant Movie Poster Dublin Art Fair Poster Old Farmer’s Script Poster Be.Abroad Poster Limited Edition Poster Cat Power Poster Jazz Fest Poster Fluid Dynamics Poster Labor Event Poster