Captions Part 1
Even when a picture is worth a thousand words, most of the time it’s likely to have a caption anyway. Not quite body text, not quite display text, captions require careful handling to guarantee the best results.
Holiday cards, party invitations, one-of-a-kind gifts, thank-you notes – the holiday season provides countless opportunities to do personalized graphic projects. Seasonally-themed image fonts will help put you and your designs in a festive mood
Type Trading Cards: Cachet/Joanna
At first glance, Cachet appears to be constructed of straight and nearly straight strokes. A closer look, however, reveals several subtleties. Curved strokes have an almost calligraphic, spontaneity.
OpenType fonts often contain a treasure trove of typographic options. Discover some easy ways to enhance your typography by taking advantage of discretionary ligatures, swashes or titling alternates – to name just a few.
Take charge of your hyphens. To produce top-notch typography, don’t let your design application hyphenate phone numbers, URLs or proper names. Master these simple steps to show your hyphens who’s boss.
Type Trading Cards: Centaur/Ocean Sans
Centaur was originally designed in 1914, for the Metropolitan Museum, which was part of New York’s Grolier Club. Bruce Rogers drew the design, based on the type of the famous Renaissance printer Nicolas Jenson.
Help, I'm Lost In A Sea Of Typefaces, Part 2
By this time, youve already asked yourself some strategic questions about the goals of your project and the audience its being designed for. Now, youre ready to get down to the nitty-gritty of font selection.
Captions Part 2
The key to setting effective, legible captions is using the right tool for the right job: namely, caption fonts. These specially-designed fonts have been optimized for use at small sizes.
Word Spacing: How-to
we’ll take a closer look at how word spacing differs in text and display type and present the best ways to adjust it.
One of the often-overlooked details of good typography is hyphenation. Here are some simple guidelines for what to look for in properly hyphenated text – and tips on how to improve troublesome sit-u-a-tions.