March 2010

The future of CSS Typography.

SmashingMagazine looks at some useful techniques and clever effects that use the power of style sheets and some features of the upcoming CSS Text Level 3 specification, which should give Web designers finer control over text.

Inspirational Arabic Typography.

Templates provide an excellent overview of the Arabic typography that is widely presented in different Internet design sources. These examples focus on the Arabic vision of the text style and art. Looking at them you will certainly pay attention to their unforgettable ornate style that gives the viewer an opportunity to dive deeply into the Arabic culture

Fonts you Do Not want to use!

I do not mean to offend the font designers, but sometimes font designs go so far from the main purpose of font design and the usage of the font. The main purpose of using the font is to deliver text content to the user with the maximum readability. The font is one of the main and critical design units that is related to the most important part of the design, which is the content. GraphicMania suggests some fonts NOT to use.

Four techniques for combining fonts.

Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Typography suggests four tips for navigating the typographic ocean, all built around H&FJ’s Highly Scientific First Principle of Combining Fonts: keep one thing consistent, and let one thing vary.

How to choose a font for your Book.

As more writers explore self-publishing options and digital editions re-create print books, the time has never been better to brush up on book fonts. If you have to pick a font for your book, why not consult with the experts? Listen to the people at Penguin at MediaBistro.

Creative use of typography in advertising.

Typography can be a powerful tool to convey a message. Check out hundreds of great examples from around the world at CreativeBits. Good for a bit of inspiration.

Creative uses of Typography in Print Design and Products.

Surprisingly, Typography now became popular and essential in  designs and artworks. but it need creative designers to make it nice and amazing.  These are  50+ Creative and inspirational examples at Desigg of using typography in print design and products. Hope you inspire and get new ideas. (You can tell I’m tired, can’t you).

A showcase of Textured and Distressed Typography.

Grungy, textured designs are very common right now. These types of effects can also be used with typography to create impressive results. features 25 examples of textured and distressed typography.

The Philosophy of Typography.

Typography is apart of every designers life. We use type in artwork, websites, write ups, articles, basically simple speech. Steven Acres took it a step further and brought out a little book called, “The Philosophy of Typography.” In this article, CreativeOverflow showcases the books design and layout that Steven Acres designed. Check it out.

17 Designer’s Favorite Free and Commercial Fonts.

Fonts are something that most designers have a soft spot for and as a result, we always enjoy talking about them. Arbent decided to open up to a few members of the design community to find out from them what fonts they tended to favor. The results are quite interesting.