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Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography. The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, covers everything from Blackletter...
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners; likewise there are no bad fonts, just bad designers. Well, that's not entirely true, fonts are regularly distributed with all kinds of flaws — inadequate hinting, poor consistency, a lack of optical...
Conventional wisdom states that body text benefits most from being set in a serif font because the serifs create a path for the eye to follow along a line and down to the next. Despite that, many web designers have for a number of years, argued for...
There's a good chance you're intimately acquainted with the work of Steve Matteson, it's probably right in front of you for much of the day. Arguably one of the most influential designers of the 21st century; his most famous achievement is the...
/ / Aug 26, 2013
Typography is a subject of two extremes: you love it, or you hate it. Designers who love typography revel in all manner of archaic terminology like kerning, lining figures and ligatures. Designers who hate typography don't know what any...
Facial hair (or lack thereof) can say a lot about a man. A day’s worth of scruff could mean a late night out the day before, and two weeks of growth likely indicates he’s channeling his inner lumberjack. Now there’s a guide that goes beyond...
Webfonts have been revolutionary on the web; they've changed the appearance of websites in a way that arguably no other web technology has. Yes, it's true that many webfonts aren't hinted correctly for Windows; yes, it's also true that many...
The web's increasing infatuation with flat design has lead to a rapid rejection of artifice like drop shadows, in favor of a cleaner more shape-based look. But this leaves the designer with a problem: how do you style type to be vibrant whilst...
As so much of the content available on the web is text it's essential for web designers to understand the basic principles of good typography. Having such knowledge allows designers to communicate more effectively, enabling them to create...
The Phraseology Project was originally setup by Drew Melton as a way for him to hone his typography skills. The idea is that people submit words or phrases and Drew, or a guest contributor, creates a typographic treatment of the submissions....
The side project series is a series of posts in which we'll be taking a look at the best of designers' side projects. To get things started, this week we're going to be looking at Type Fight, a side project by designers Drew Roper, Ryan Paule and...
The most frustrating aspect of web design for designers trained for print, is the persistent lack of typographic control. Careful typographic choices are the hallmark of quality work and the lack of that quality online never ceases to be jarring...
Lovers of abstract art are undoubtedly familiar with the superlative Wassily Kandinsky — the Russian-born painter, printmaker, and theorist who was recognized as having painted the first purely abstract compositions in modern...
It’s rare that you find a typeface with both legibility and character; the latter often obscures the former. So you’d be wise to take advantage of our sister site MightyDeal.com’s current offer on the beautiful Solomon font family....