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Up to north-Typography. Abduzeedo-Typography. Colorful Typography by Adhemas Batista. Beautiful Typography Artworks by Francesco Muzzi. The Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement The possibility of embedding any font you like into websites via @font-face is an additional stylistic device which promises to abolish the monotony of the usual system fonts.

The Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks - Smashing Magazine

It surely would be all too easy if there was only one Web font format out there. Instead, there’s quite a variety, as you will get to know in this article. This quick introduction to @font-face will lead you towards a guide through the @font-face kit generator. If you want to make Web use of your already licensed desktop fonts, read up on how to embed them from your own server. Web Font Formats. The Art of Typography #43. A picture says more than a thousand words!

The Art of Typography #43

…But what if those words make a picture? Every friday we deliver you new fresh typography inspired pictures. About the author. 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.

Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator - Smashing Magazine

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. Although Illustrator is not really used for multiple-paged projects, many would agree that it is one of the most powerful applications for creating vector graphics, such as logos, and it is also often used for one-page documents, such as business cards, posters, or postcards. Since we can easily transfer graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop and InDesign, designers often use Illustrator to create vector type that they can then incorporate into projects in another program.

For instance, you can create a nice type design within Illustrator, then add some extra effects in Photoshop. 10 Most Inspiring Videos about Typography. Words aren’t just words.

10 Most Inspiring Videos about Typography

Rather, words portray meanings and can stir up every emotion from anger to lust. As such, designers have immense power over their audiences simply with the fonts they select and the manner in which those fonts are used. The following are ten 10 masterfully composed videos that provide perfect examples of how typefaces can be used to move audiences. 1. Graphic and web design resources, and inspiration. Typography in Rome. Paul Soulellis è un graphic designer americano che nella sua recente visita a Roma ha utilizzato il suo tempo libero per girare la capitale e fare foto, ma come spesso accade, la "deformazione" professionale lo ha portato a fotografare le centinaia di bellissime scritte grafico/tipografiche che si trovano girando per Roma.

Typography in Rome

A Look into Experimental Typography. To succeed as a graphic designer, you must be willing to take risks.

A Look into Experimental Typography

This is a cutthroat industry where only the most creative survive. As such, the sooner you begin experimenting with your design elements and following your creative instincts, the more likely you will be to build up a solid client base. One of the best ways to improve your work is by experimenting with your typography usage.

In fact, in most design work, typography is the main attention grabber with the other design elements supporting that typography. The following are four ways you can begin experimenting with typography usage to improve your designs. 1. International Typography: Problems and Solutions. Diacritical markings are more commonly known as the accents found above and below some letters.

International Typography: Problems and Solutions

Many designers mistakenly believe their presence is trivial; however, typographers consider them as full characters rather than just add-ons to unaccented letters. The following languages use these accents: JapaneseArabicRussianPolishGerman Since English-speaking countries developed most modern computer technology, the majority of computer text sets have a bias toward the unaccented Roman alphabet. This led to accents being used rarely in digital typography, even by graphic artists whose native languages include them. Today, graphic designers are trying to add diacritical markings back into their work. Improper Usage Most people accept the lack of diacritical markings on computers, but it’s hard to look past using them wrong. Skewed Meanings Warping lettering is a common practice in typography.

Limited Availability. “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process.

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces - Smashing Magazine

There seem to be endless choices — from normal, conventional-looking fonts to novelty candy cane fonts and bunny fonts — with no way of understanding the options, only never-ending lists of categories and recommendations. Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of firm rules and loose intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for. Here are five guidelines for picking and using fonts that I’ve developed in the course of using and teaching typography. 1. Many of my beginning students go about picking a font as though they were searching for new music to listen to: they assess the personality of each face and look for something unique and distinctive that expresses their particular aesthetic taste, perspective and personal history.

The most appropriate analogy for picking type. Ornamental Typography. 'Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali' (c. 1730) from designs by Mauro Poggi.

Ornamental Typography

[The edition above, from the Austrian Musuem of Contemporary Art (link below), dates from c.1750, and the cover page - sans watermark - comes from here] "[T]his lovely engraved oblong folio [is] one of the most delightful 18th century alphabets in the high rococo style. Reflecting the style of the early 18th century engraver, Giambattista Betti, the design of each splendid plate features an elegant cursive capital form of one of the two dozen letters of the 18th century alphabet (there were 24 letters, rather than 26, because i and j were the same letter, and because there was no w).The capitals are elaborated with scrolls and flourishes and then inhabited by satyrs, mermaids, Medusa heads, birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures.