You don’t have to be able to touch your toe to the back of your head to enjoy typographic arabesques. These versatile graphic ornaments can be used singly or combined in elaborate patterns to add a striking visual element to any design.
Tips for Scripts
In today’s digital world, script typefaces are plentiful and fun to use. Although script designs are easy to use, they can just as easily be misused. Here are some tips for scripts that will keep you in the know!
Dust off the hearts and Cupids – Valentine’s Day approaches, and nothing says “I love you” like a custom-designed valentine. Rarely is a designer’s work met with such a warm and appreciative welcome, so make the most of it! Here’s a roundup of typefaces and image collections that will help Cupid’s arrow hit its target.
How Typography Happens
A small book of modest ambition, How Typography Happens is a compilation of the texts of the Sander Lectures given by Ruari McLean at Cambridge University in 1983. McLean is a noted practitioner of the typographic profession and the author of several more significant books on the subject, notably The Thames & Hudson Manual of Typography and Jan Tschichold, Typographer. McLean’s lectures cover separately, the modern typographic evolutions of Britain and America, Germany and France.
Does designing a table of contents drive you dotty? Next time, remember to say “take me to your tab leader.” Learning how to use your application’s automated tab leader function is a great way to save time and keep your layouts looking professional.
Your computer should never be trusted to create a bold or italic version of a font – and with style-linking, it won’t even be tempted. Style-linked fonts can make your life easier and your type look better. Here’s a simple explanation of how they work.
Choose from a list of fy(t)i articles about specific typefaces and typographic classifications!
Typography for Signage
Signage must make its point as quickly as possible, whether it’s promoting a product, providing directions, or previewing a brand. Typography – the right faces used appropriately – holds the key to readability and memorability.
Automate Your Bullets
Bullets are an excellent way to make the elements of a list stand out. Bulleted information seems easy to read, and bullets themselves can add visual interest to a text. A bullet can be much more than a big dot!
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!