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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...
Last week we run a great contest here on WDD to give away 5 free copies of the book "Fluid Web Typography" ...and today we have the results! Congratulations to all 5 winners: Christopher Barnes (#392), Claudiu (#145), Tutorial City (#403), Austin...
Typography on the Web has remained unchanged for over a decade, but we're now in the midst of a type revolution. In a great effort to bring light to typography on the web and how to use it properly, one of our respected authors, Jason Cranford Teague,...
Brush fonts are hotter than ever and we are seeing them more often on professionally designed websites. Thick, bold and beautiful... their relaxed, casual feeling and sexy curves make them a perfect fit for designers who want to break the mold...
Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces in the world. Technically speaking, it's a sans serif Grotesque typeface, inspired by and based on the Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface created by Berthold around 1898. In practical terms, though,...
The ampersand is one of the most unique typographical characters out there. Typography designers can exercise a lot more artistic freedom in the design of the ampersand, ranging from very traditional representations to those that bear little...
Typography is the art of arranging, designing and modifying type. Creating a well designed typography poster is no easy task, and takes time and patience. When a poster focuses only on typography as its main element, the designer has to carefully...