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Typography is often thought of in its practical form, as text on a web page or printed material. A designer may look at typography in the way that it will impact their design, considering aspects such as spacing, leading, weight and size. But...
Web designers are raging with excitement and renewed passion for typography as browsers advance, as web services emerge, and as doing fantastic things with text generally becomes a whole lot easier. Sure, we have had the likes of Cufon and...
Alex Beltechi is a graphic designer and illustrator from Romania. One of his stronger areas of expertise - as you can tell from the following pieces - is experimental typography. His unique blend of (usually) clean lines and grungy textures...
We've got a lot to thank Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the computing world's other leaders for. They're responsible for some of the greatest leaps forward in communications and business in the last 30 years-and many of the biggest innovations...
Typography is one of the most important parts of any design, whether it's digital or in print. Good typography can take a mediocre design to new heights, while bad typography can make what would be a great design lackluster or even bad. For web...
Good typography is paramount to any good design. An otherwise-beautiful design can really suffer if the typography choices are wrong. But combining fonts beyond the basic serif/sans-serif pairing can be tricky and confusing to a lot of designers....
Headings introduce content. We can apply many effects and tricks to graphic-based headings to entice readers to continue reading, to set the tone or to make one heading stand out among many. But sometimes the most obvious techniques, such...
Who knew that a college graphic design project could turn into an overnight viral sensation? On Tuesday, December 22nd, UK-based graphic design student Matt Dempsey, 21, launched a cute primer called Comic Sans Criminal. The elegant site...
In this post, we take a look at a few popular TV shows - some past and some current - and the fonts that were chosen for their titles. It's interesting to see the large number of the classics being used, but also some more modern typefaces and there...
In 2005 German student Lisa Rienermann spent a semester in Barcelona. While standing in a little courtyard, she looked up to the sky... "I saw houses, the sky, clouds and a “Q”. The negative space in-between the houses formed a letter. I...
Typography is one of the most crucial design elements, and as such, finding the most appropriate fonts for your project can be a challenging task. Today we're making it easy for you, with a collection of 70 free thin fonts that we gathered from...
By setting images in type, you are able to express more than words or pictures can alone. The effect packs a lot of information into a tight space. But it can get ugly if the text and imagery are at odds with each other. Designers can steer clear of...
When a web page demands respect from readers, few type treatments give it dignity like “small capitals.” This treatment makes all letters in a line of text uppercase, but retains hierarchy by making the initial letters of important words...
It seems there are two camps among web designers: those who embrace web typography, experiment with it, and try new things in virtually all of their designs; and those who avoid it like the plague, opting to use standard, web-safe font stacks...