The Color of Type
hen choosing the color of type to be used on a project, consider the medium first. In print, everything is reflective
. That is, everything is printed on paper and light is reflected off the paper. Most often, type… Read more
My Top Five Typography Tips
There are a few simple techniques you can use when setting type for your print or web projects which can make a world of difference to the overall legibility of the project. Many designers seem to forget that typography is more about legibility than about design. With the techniques described below, you can find a way to create well-designed typography that's also highly legible.
My Apostrophe, ‘Tis Of Thee
After recently viewing a local travelling exhibit of a deceased, famous Princess of Great Britain, I found myself completely distracted by the display boards. Every board used a combination of “straight” and “curly” apostrophes.… Read more
It’s A Blackletter Day
Based in Perugia, Italy, Philippe Nicolas is a French graphic designer with a real talent for typography and hand-lettering. His hand-lettered examples shown here, “fraktur minuscule,” represent his latest works.
See more of his work after the jump, or … Read more
Type Desk Reference
It’s rare to find a contemporary book with such clarity which details the details of typography. This book serves as a handy desktop reference book yet is chocked full of details for a more in-depth study of typography.… Read more