February 2010

Funky, retro Typographic art designs.

Designora’s collection of handpicked works of art are fairly arbitrary in their arrangement, though he did try to group concepts that he found similar in some cases. He’s also written short reviews for some pieces that he personally found exceptionally innovative or thought provoking.

January 2010

Creative and meaningful Typographic Art.

Typography is one of the most creative art which blends silhouettes,shapes,3D and illustrations with words and letters.This is not only the technical creation but also you can see the deep meanings and especially these kind of typography tells so many things to us. What? Just go to DesignBeep.

Typography: Readability and Legibility.

Readability and legibility are two elements that every designer needs to think about when making their type choices. Readability is how easy it is to read words, phrases, blocks of copy such as a book, a web page or an article. Legibility is a measure of how easy it is to distinguish one letter from another in a particular typeface. Sitepoint presents Readability and Legibility.

Useful Handwritten fonts and inspirational showcases.

While hand written fonts may be very useful to achieve certain design goals they are not to be applied in any case. Long text and difficult to read text are examples where hand written fonts may be painful for the reader. For headers and short notes hand written fonts may be very useful. TripwireMagazine goes in-depth about Handwritten fonts.

20 fonts ideal for big and powerful Headings or Headlines.

Headings play a major role in the way users digest content. Through size and style, they help establish a hierarchy and make text easy to scan. Headings also help establish the mood created by a design. So it’s important to choose the right font to compliment the website’s style. WebDesignLedger have rounded up 20 fonts that are ideal for creating big and powerful headings for your web designs. Obviously they work equally well as Headline fonts for your printed projects.

ILT’s favourite fonts of 2009.

Perhaps the most difficult part in compiling this list is not what to include, but what to leave out. There are, then, many other typefaces that should be in this list, but aren’t. Without further ado, here’s ILoveTypography’s favourite fonts of 2009. A mighty fine selection.

Logotype and Typography inspiration.

I don’t often point to huge ‘Inspiration’ posts, but this one is a bit different. I actually kept scrolling through the 70 odd examples of (mainly) typographic works. I found I was being inspired….you’ll find it at Desigg.

The Secret History of Typography in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Nick Martens at BygoneBureau digs into the pages of the great dictionary that chronicles the history and development of the English language, and unearths some typographic gems. A fascinating read only a Typographer can love.

Type Trends 2010.

FontShop’s last missive covered the most successful fonts of 2009. Now it’s time to take a look at the year ahead. While no one can predict what will be a hit, we can make some educated guesses based on the latest shifts in style. Here’s what they see taking pages and screens by storm in 2010. Beat the curve and be among the first to put these trendsetters to use.

The simplicity of Helvetica.

Helvetica has been featured by MOMA in New York and has received a number of awards and worldwide recognition. There’s even a documentary and a few books about it. But why is Helvetica so popular? What is it about this font that seemingly tries to be inconspicuous that has made it such a part of our culture and daily lives? Find out at WebDesignerDepot.