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Is there anything better than a font named after the Spanish word for cockroach? Maybe a font named after that combined with the word "future"? Futuracha is just that font. It's a beautiful display font that's great for things like logos or posters....
It's the trend that people are calling for this year. But it's really a trend that's been here for the past couple of years. Typography is a concept that's been practiced for many centuries. And it's one that's going to stick around for years to...
While typography is typically a two-dimensional proposition, the communication design students at the University of Applied Science in Dusseldorf have expanded the practice to 3-D. As an exercise in three-dimensional letterforms and...
Custom fonts are among the most potentially appealing aspects of CSS3 for designers. With the font-face rule, you can render any font you have online within your web page text, regardless of whether the user has it installed or not. As with...
Good typography is an art: choosing the best type to complement the meaning of the content, balancing sizes and spacing for optimum readbility, and not drawing attention to itself in the process. But now designers and artists are increasingly...
Nothing is more important than readability when it comes to the text on your website. Absolutely nothing. If you can’t read the words, then what good are you doing? Who is getting your message? Just as important as the words themselves is the...
Born in London, England in the early 1950s, Alan Meeks began his career as a trainee artist, typographer and typeface designer in 1970. He joined Letraset as senior designer and studio manager in 1975, where he was responsible for artistic...
The internet, after you get past all the coding, is littered with different approaches to typography. There are a plethora of typefaces scattered all over the internet and searching for the right font can leave your head buzzing with all...
The vast majority of articles talking about responsive design focus on two main areas: a fluid, flexible grid, and fluid, flexible images. What many of them don't talk about is typography. And yet, for the majority of websites the text, the...
We're all familiar with the parable of the ugly duckling; spurned by its peers for being too ugly, it is miserable throughout the winter, only to discover in the following spring that it is in fact a swan. The moral of the story being that it's what's...
/ / Oct 4, 2012
With the right fonts, we can do anything, and create anything. Fonts help portray a mood or emotion. Your font choice can make or break your designs, so you must careful in choosing the right one. Typography matters not just because it looks good,...
Icon fonts are incredibly useful when designing a site, and have a huge number of advantages over regular icons. Because they are delivered as a font file and embedded like a font, these icons are easily scalable, their color can be altered live,...
While kerning of type is a common practice in print design, it seems to be less common in web applications. But it does not have to be. Properly kerned type adds an extra level of professionalism and control to the typography on your site. While...
The relationship between text and the rest of a page is one of the key characteristics of any design. Rhythm, emphasis and tone are all compromised without correctly scaled type. However, selecting text sizes is often both a painstaking and...