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7 Free Typography Ebooks

7 Free Typography Ebooks
We would all agree that content is the most important aspect of any website. And in most cases content is made up of type. So, as a web designer, it makes sense to have a strong understanding of typography. With that in mind, we rounded up some free ebooks that should help you strengthen your typography skills. Meet Your Type Meet Your Type, by the FontShop, will help you overcome common obstacles, and keep your heart thumping for your one true love: typography. Better Font Stacks A comprehensive comparison of various font stacks. The Typographer’s Glossary The Typographer’s Glossary, by the FontShop, is a glossary of typography related terms. The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web In order to allay some of the myths surrounding typography on the web, this ebook is structured to step through the principles found in Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style, explaining how to accomplish each using techniques available in HTML and CSS. Type Classification About the Author

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Typography From the reader #21 National flags made from each country’s traditional foods, by WHYBIN \ TBWA. → Continue reading From the reader #21 Banknotes for the visually impaired Only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and colour in all their denominations. Free 27 Page Type Classification eBook Congratulations on finding your way here. Obviously you are after the Free 27 page Type Classification eBook. What is it? For a full visual preview scroll down and for a description read on… This book has been made to help you learn the 10 broad classifications of type. These are the basic foundations of what you need to learn to learn typography and it is essential for any designer to know how to classify type.

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Showcase of 60 Inspirational Typography Designs Designing around type can be a complicated process, that doesn’t always end in the best looking results. Typography is all around us and can be inspiring if done in the correct way. This is why I have compiled a list of 60 outstanding pieces of typography artwork to help stir up some creativity. Now for the Inspiration Find or print creative posters online. So you want to learn hand lettering? As a professor of Graphic Design, hand lettering is not only an integral part of my curriculum but also an important personal endeavor. I am always looking for ways to improve both my own skill as well as classroom pedagogy, so I immediately signed up when I found Sean would be teaching a hand lettering workshop in Orlando, Florida. Sean's class was relaxed, fun, yet incredibly informative, providing knowledge in areas important for all skill levels. I left the workshop feeling more confident in my own abilities, and had a handful of new information I could take back to share with my graphic design students. I am incredibly excited to see Sean is offering online classes in hand lettering. His work and teachings of the craft are such an inspiration, and being given the chance to learn from him on a continual basis is an opportunity that I encourage anyone interested in the subject to explore.

SketchBook Pro WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that event, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more. Wondercon has grown in all aspects over the years: more attendees, more exhibitors, more programming, and more fun. Part of that fun will be the SketchBook Pro team at booth #1568, across from Artist Alley. Be sure to stop by and try out a Wacom Cintiq with SketchBook Pro, or just hang out and watch our in-house artists Kyle Runciman and Renee Busse draw. Hope to see you there!

30 Top Sources of Typography Inspiration - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Typography can be one of the most fascinating elements of design. Whether it’s web design, album art, posters, or any other type of graphic design, typographical inspiration can be a great resource for designers. With that in mind I’ve compiled this collection of beautiful typographical works. UPDATE: We recently launched a gallery site that is dedicated to typography inspiration – TypeInspire. Typography Inspiration:

Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam and published by Laurence King This newly published book (September 2011) is a comprehensive reference guide for any designer wanting to know more about the techniques and production processes to create lettering themselves or to commission work from external sources. Using a combination of explanatory text, step-by-step photographs and classic and contemporary examples, this unique survey brings together over 80 processes involved in creating lettering and applying it to many different surfaces.

50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials - Smashing Magazine Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!)

Ars Thanea Blog » Typography Great Examples of Web Typography If you are looking for more information about typography I love typography is a definitely place to visit. Many articles about creating and using fonts in a proper way, reviews of books and more. We also recommend you an interesting article about 15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography and another article in Smashing Magazine: “The Showcase Of BIG Typography“. Enjoy. Related links:I love typographySmashing Magazine Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Typography is not only an all-important aspect of design, it is also an art form in and of itself. Choosing the right font, the perfect spacing and even the correct shape of text can be an important factor as to whether a project fails or succeeds.

7 Tips For More Professional Typography at Design Panoply Many people have had some kind of experience using Photoshop and a small number of those people grow to excel in graphic design. An even more minute group understands the principles of design and can tell you the reasons behind why something looks good or bad. One of the biggest areas that people struggle with when learning design is the proper use of typography. It's much more than just finding a good font. There are many attributes including color, size, weight, leading, tracking, padding, and more. Good use of typography can make or break a design and take your piece from amateur to great or from great to unbelievably fantastic.

for the love of type: The Design Kids Threesome Street Exhibition The Design Kids Threesome Street Exhibition The Design Kids recently hosted the Sydney leg of their 'Threesome' show (Don't worry, no one makes out!). The exhibition was a typographic treasure hunt where a studio, graduate and student teamed up to complete a three word phrase and paste it up around the streets of Surry Hills.

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