With iFontMaker you can create your own font in minutes on the iPad; it’s really simple and easy to use and it’s perfect to create your handwriting font to use in projects instead of using other free fonts. Abduzeedo shows you how they created their own Handwriting Font.
No matter what project you are using a typeface for, there are a few rules that make the going easier; these rules can apply to print or web design. The main thing you want, of course, is to maintain a highly readable product; one that not only keeps your audience engaged, but one that is also attractive and easy to access. OrphicPixel has a fine article about readability from a distance.
There are lots of posts (several here at The Graphic Post) that deal with the Anatomy of Typography. What sets this one at FastCompany apart from the rest is that it’s presented as an elegant poster. It would look pretty cool as a reference in your working environment.
Ah, the great apostrophe… much loved, much maligned and much misunderstood. Educating the masses against using apostrophes in ways that are not conducive to good grammar has become a passionate life’s work for punctuation aficionados. SpeckyBoy tells you all you need to know.
VivePixels presents a collection of beautiful calligraphic artwork collected around the web, which includes samples from arabic, persian and urdu scripts. Simply stunning!
U&lc began its second year of publication in 1975. The Volume No. 2 issues are chock full of terrific examples of illustration, calligraphy, handlettering and, of course, typeface design. Fonts.com provides a peek at the best typography of 35 years ago.
At DesignShack you’ll find over thirty excellent inspirational images that feature ampersands as a primary element. Looking through these will help you learn to take advantage of what is arguably the most attractive character on your keyboard.
SmashingMagazine presents an extensive overview of educational resources, tools, articles, techniques and showcases all related to web typography. Please notice that the overview presents resources which they have stumbled upon, discovered, collected and reviewed over the last six months. This round-up is quite long, so save some time for a thorough study.
Creating great typeface combinations is an art, not a science. Indeed, the beauty of typography has no borders. While there are no absolute rules to follow, it is crucial that you understand and apply some best practices when combining fonts in a design. SmashingMagazine takes a close look at some the best practices for combining typefaces — as well as some blunders to avoid.