Indenting the first line of every paragraph is a habit most of us acquired in grammar school. However, for those daring souls who have always insisted on coloring outside the lines, it’s time to consider using a different style paragraph indent. There are more options than you might have realized!
Automatic, or manual? No, we’re not talking about transmissions - we’re talking about bullet lists, those frequently used tools for organizing lists of information. Your layout application will be happy to format these lists for you, but for true typographic ﬁnesse, it’s time to learn to “drive stick” and call your own shots about bullets, alignment and spacing.
A line may be the shortest distance between two points, but those little horizontal lines we call hyphens can create long hours of tweaking and proofreading. Banish the misplaced hyphen for good by mastering the discretionary hyphen, a smart little d
Typography for Children
Setting type for children isn’t necessarily kid’s play. Making text inviting and accessible for new readers takes a little knowledge and a lot of common sense.
Continuing Studies in Typography
Do you love typography? Have you ever thought about pursuing, or have you even dabbled in, typeface design? Then you might consider going back to school to further your knowledge and expand your career possibilities.
Let’s “face” it: making a text typeface bigger doesn’t always result in the perfect display design. That’s why titling fonts are so important. With their proportions and design details perfectly suited for use at larger sizes, titling fonts are an indispensable but often-overlooked category of typefaces.
Spacing and Kerning, Part 2
If the letter spacing and kerning of a font you love is less than perfect, there’s hope: today’s design programs have advanced type manipulation features that allow you to improve the way any font looks “out of the box.”
Spacing and Kerning, Part 1
What makes a typeface look the way it does? The design of the letter shapes is a primary factor, but it’s by no means the only one. The spacing of a font has a large impact on how it looks when set, and should be a consideration when choosing and using a typeface.
Like a fingerprint, every tattoo is unique. That said, many tattoos share common design elements, including those using text. If your next tattoo is going to include text, consider these options.