Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.
In order to have a great design, you need to have great typography. That is a fact. Different fonts say different things about the copy that they’re showcasing: imagine reading an obituary written in Comic Sans MS – that’s just flat out ridiculous and kind of sad (but, unfortunately, not the kind of sad the text was going for). Of course, Comic Sans is kind of a joke in the design industry by now, but the point remains the same: the font you choose can add to the impact of your copy, but it can also subtract from it.
Today’s freebie is a typographic illustration. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for […]
The time has come to take a look at the most read and appreciated Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials from the last month, and brush up on your design skills the fun way. I’ve hand-picked the best ways in which we’re going to learn how to create a military style emblem logo design, a paper receipt using Photoshop, a disaster scene, guitar string typography, how to use different skin tones in portrait illustration and much more.
Today’s freebie is an ending typography. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for […]
I thought it would be fun (and useful) to officially start this year off with a retrospect of the most popular Photoshop tutorials from 2012. Today we’re going to use all of our design resources to learn how to paint a furry cartoon character, how to code a Photoshop file to a working website (PSD to HTML), how to create a “Two-Faced” digital painting, how to create and use smart objects in Photoshop and much, much more.
Typography is one of the oldest tricks in the book of design and an essential tool that basically any designer should have up his/her sleeve. Striving to render their design projects unique implies constantly using premium, fresh design resources. This is where this particular infographic comes in and lends a helping hand by offering essential information about font history, design statistics and current trends.
Fonts are a surprisingly tricky aspect of web design. This seemingly small choice has the power to make or break your website when it comes to giving off an aura of professionalism and quality. Unfortunately, many web designers fall victim to using popular fonts that have overstayed their welcome in the world of design.