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
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.
Help, I'm Lost In A Sea Of Typefaces! Part 1
Decisions, decisions, decisions! One of the most challenging aspects of any design project is choosing the typefaces.
Scripts: Formal to Casual
Scripts offer a wide variety of moods and characteristics, ranging from formal to casual. When used appropriately, a script face can add the perfect touch to a project.
The Halloween season offers a spookily good excuse to explore the world of scary fonts, but the terror needn’t end there. From media packaging to promotional items, whenever horror, mystery, fear and suspense need to be evoked, scary fonts can sneak up behind your audience and say “boo!”
Most fonts don’t reveal their full flavor until you set them in words and sentences, but others need to be savored in small bites – one letter at a time. Learn about initial fonts, an often-overlooked source of decorative letters that can stand on their own.
Helvetica: Old and Neue
This classic has both stood the test of time and changed with the technological times. Learn why the original Helvetica® design was changed in 1983 to yield the updated Neue Helvetica® design and see how subtle differences can sometimes have a strong impact. Then, see the Helvetica movie!
From logos to menus, from captions to invitations, handwriting fonts are distinctive, evocative and appealing. They run the typographic gamut from sweet to edgy, from calm to energetic.
Fa la la fonts! Elegant, casual or calligraphic: one of these fine script fonts is sure tp set the right tone for your holiday creations. ’Tis the season to create your own cards, invitations and personalized gifts with style.
It may seem like typeface families have been around forever, helping us organize our type libraries and create documents with consistent, harmonious typography. Truth is, the idea of a typeface family only dates back to around the turn of the century. Considering that type has been with us for over five hundred years, typeface families are a relatively new concept.