November 2009

Taxonomy of Type.

At the current curious and exciting time in typographic history, we may have to re-define our system of type classification – even the most basic terms of serif and sans serif. Learn the Taxonomy of Typography at Letterbox.

Typography: Concordant, Contrasting & Conflicting!

As type is one of the major building blocks of page design on the web and in print, it’s a reasonable question to ask how do I choose my typefaces and which ones work best together? Well there are relationships that exist in typography that can help us reign in a design and subdue it when required, or to produce something very eye-catching and bold. There are also relationships that we want to avoid. Let’s take a look at Sitepoint.

How to cure Typochondria.

“Typochondria” is the fear that you’ve selected the wrong typeface. If you’ve ever suffered from that font affliction, rest easy. This article at CreativePro is good for what ails you.

Creative examples of Typography in Motion.

In this compilation, WebDesignerDepot showcases 18 creative uses of kinetic typography, which include short movies made with After Effects, stop motion animation and other techniques.

The Blackletter Typeface: A long and colored history.

The Blackletter typeface (also sometimes referred to as Gothic, Fraktur or Old English) was used in the Guthenburg Bible, one of the first books printed in Europe. This style of typeface is recognizable by its dramatic  thin and thick strokes, and in some fonts, the elaborate swirls on the serifs. Blackletter typefaces are based on early manuscript lettering. Learn it’s history and development at Sitepoint.

32 beautiful Text Art creations.

Text isn’t just limited to language, it can be also used to create unique, unusual pieces of art. This roundup at Tutorial9 features a selection of creative imagery composed entirely with text.

Impressive Floral Typography.

Flowers are universal images that never go out-of-date. With the use of either Photoshop or Illustrator, and of course a dose of imagination, pretty and cool pictures can be created. To inspire designers working on enhancing their creative skills, 35+ Really Impressive Floral Typography are listed at BlueBlots for you to browse through.

Showcase of big, bold Typography.

Big, bold typography can be very powerful for conveying a message or just for achieving a desired look. In this post Designm.Ag showcases more than 25 items that feature big, bold typography.

10 Web Typography Rules every designer should know.

No matter how many bells and whistles you’ve built into a website, everyone relies on text to accomplish whatever they’re visiting the site to do. That alone should make typography, the art of arranging type, a priority for every web designer. WebDesignerDepot takes a look at 10 easy rules to keep in mind when designing your next web project.

Creative use of typography in web design.

Typography is very important in visual communication such as Brochures, Ads, flyers and other marketing materials. Today there is a growing trend among designers to use creative typography on the web. One of the major reason for the rise of using typography in web design is the evolution of CSS and the use of Sprites and browser side font rendering technologies. Good typography is just as important on a website as it is on any other medium. It should be eye catching and easy to read. Check out the collection at TheDesignMag.