Typography articles

2015 continues to be a fantastic year for fonts. Type designers are increasingly prolific and there’s a new design for every possible project, often completely free, or with a free option or weight. There are a couple of dominant trends for...
Combining typefaces is one of the most challenging skills for a designer to master. Setting two fonts together in the same design brings out unexpected flavors in them both. What’s more, there’s rarely a right or wrong answer. There are...
This week, the Web went giddy at the knees over the release of Monotype’s Neue Haas Unica. The typeface is a redesign of Haas Unica, itself an attempt to fuse the better qualities of Helvetica and Univers. Originally designed in the late ’70s...
Selecting a typeface for a project is a defining moment. Occasionally you’ll be looking to add personality to a design, although that is usually best left to display type. For body text, most of the time, you’re aiming for legibility. Legibility...
You’ve probably heard that good typography is invisible, but it’s more accurate to say that good typography makes the act of reading effortless. When the eye travels along a line of text, it does so in jumps, called saccades; you don’t...
Apple’s cool factor has been on the wane in the last couple of years. Successive iPhones have failed to advance as significantly as the first few generations; iOS7 was ugly and iOS8 hasn’t rectified that; analysts are even predicting a...
Creating a strong typographic hierarchy is crucial to the success of any dynamic design. It’s the difference between effectively sharing an important message and putting a road-block of meaningless text in front of your readers. If...
In so many ways, great design is representative of the way we should live our lives: keep it simple, try new things, and help make others’ lives easier. The team at design collaboration platform InVision recently interviewed two of the best...
With the end of summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to update your collection of fonts! Okay, so here at WebdesignerDepot, every day is the perfect day to update our font collections, but with fall heralding the return to school...
When designing a website we have to strike a balance between the visual elements and the text elements of the site. This is no secret, but it is often not thought of in these terms of balancing between the visually expressed aspects of the design...
The Adobe Originals program launched in 1989 with its first type designs: Adobe Garamond, an historic revival with an emphasis on contemporary typography; and Utopia, an original type design. The launch of the program sent a very clear...
Typecache, the online index and showcase for type foundries and font sellers, recently celebrated a big year for type design and type literacy as they declared their top picks out of the record 550 releases announced in 2013. We've been browsing...