Sometimes an old font gives a different and interesting feel to a word. A richly styled ancient font gives a different flavor to the word that it frames. Tattoo artists look to different places for inspiration when they want to create beautiful text tattoos. Old English provides a rich source of inspiration. Old English Tattoo [...]
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Weak typing is fast because there’s no overhead of remembering the different types, but it leads to some nasty bugs. There’s no way to format the z if you don’t know its type ahead of time. Imagine accessing a variable and getting the number 1229799107. The number could be the result of a mathematical calculation (1,229,799,107), the cost of a government program ($1.2 billion) or a date (Saturday, 20 December 2008). When all you have is the number, there’s no way to know
The issue is 1) custom fonts are awesome and we want to use them 2) custom fonts slow down our pages by being large additional resources. Dealing with this has been in the air recently so I thought I'd round up some of the ideas and add thoughts of my own.
Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Users can submit their typography designs. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit y
There are many similarities to the Humanist faces, but things are moving in a particular direction, as we’ll see with the consecutive categories of Transitional and Didone. You can see the type designers treating type as different from the written word, losing some of the idiosyncrasies of handwriting that the Humanist designers retained, while carrying over others. The axis of the stress straightens, and while it still has an angle, it is subtler. The serifs become more carefully formed,
The design and use of typefaces as a means of visual communication from calligraphy to the ever-developing use of digital type is the broad use of the term typography.
The book suggestion of this week is about typography. The book is titled The Anatomy of Type by Stephen Coles. This book is an excellent reference because the author write sin details about 100 popular fonts including, FF DAX, FF Meta, Adelle, Frutiger, Mrs Eaves (one of my favorites) and of course Neue Helvetica. From the foundry to the anatomy of the font, this book is essential to any designer or type enthusiast. From the authorStudents and professionals in any creative field can benefit f
Using fonts and typography design are not just ways of written communication to be understood by people as it was originally created for but Typography is also concern with arranging the text in a creative way. This artistic arrangement can be used to deliver a message by focusing on specific words or create a shape out of the arrangement. Typography design can be created using different Language characters based on the shape of the characters and how it can help the final look and feel of the d
Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. Vidaloka by Cyreal Download Vidaloka Vim SM by Moreno Santiago Download Vim SM Poetsen One by Rodrigo Fuenzalida Download Poetsen One Press Style by Galdino Otten Download Press Style
Free fonts can be downloaded from many great websites which keep them organized so it’s easier for you to look for the ones you need. As you probably know, typography is very important in design. Check out these awesome 10 free fonts websites and complete your fonts collection. Want more great fonts? Check out these 15 [...]
Planning to get a text tattoo inked, featuring your favorite word or phrase? Wondering how to show off the text on your pretty shoulder, wrist or other parts of the body? The beauty of the design comes hugely from the font which is used to ink the text. The font can make or break the [...]
With the world moving into a digital age it’s easy to believe that printed material is on its way out. Pete Ware, a freelance designer specializing in personalized one-of-a-kind prints, doesn’t agree with this theory and believes everybody has a space in their heart for a well made print. Recently I stumbled upon Pete’s film character based typographical prints and became very impressed with his work. For obvious reasons I decided to share it with all of you toda
A bright slab serif by Typofonderie, a massive system from Typonine, a text face with flavour and a hardworking family from Rosseta Type, a casual face by HVD Fonts, an expansive family from Lost Type Co-op, a type designer’s typeface by Emigre, a warm and rugged face from Fountain, a geometric slab serif by The [...]