An initial letter (or initial cap, as they are also called) is an enlarged letter that is used as the first character of a paragraph. It can sit above, below, to the left of, or even behind the body text, and can be set in a contrasting weight, style or color.
Headline Line Breaks
Breaking up isn’t hard to do – just do it right so you don’t lose face. Learn why making the right line breaks in display type is essential for good looks and good sense.
The, for, and, of, to – when you use logotypes, these tiny little words can add sizable flair to your work. There may even be logotypes hidden in fonts you already have, and they’re well worth looking for.
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.
A powerfully designed headline can grab your readers’ attention and draw them in. Don’t squander these golden opportunities to communicate; instead, master the art of creating eye-catching, high-contrast headlines that refuse to be ignored.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.