Posts filed under ‘Typography’
While going through my back-log of blogs that I like to read, I came across this on from Envelopments discussing the use of type in you work. In the post, there was a great video using kinetic typography to teach some of the basic lessons on typography I learned in school. The video visually demonstrates the differences between tracking, leading and kerning type as well as how typefaces have evolved. It’s remarkably done! Very impressed with this video!
Want to see more videos like these? Check out this link for more examples of kinetic typography.
Since starting to work on wedding invitations, I’ve become incredible critical of the design of a typeface’s ampersand. It can hold such a huge graphic presence within the layout of the invitation announcement. It symbolizes the unity and therefore needs to be expressed as a beautiful image representing the bond.
This morning, I stumbled upon this blog that will post a new ampersand every day for the next year. There are so many different ones out there that I had no idea existed! I will definitely be frequenting this site. here are a few to demonstrate the differences:
To give a brief explanation of the symbol…
The graphic of the ampersand, as you can tell, is a ligature of the letters E and T or the Latin word et, which means “and.” Today, the symbol is considered when designing the nuances of a typeface. It can combine most, if not all of the standards used to create uniform details of a typeface: ascenders, descenders, x-height, stroke widths, serifs, etc.
First off, sorry to all you who loyally check my blog every day. I have so many things planned for it and they are all in the works. I need to just go ahead and finish one, post it, and move on to the next!
I recently saw a blog post about the typeface used in the new movie AVATAR currently out in theaters. By now, we’ve all heard at least something about this new blockbuster, so there is no need for me to elaborate more on it except for saying that I’m just now considering going to see it. The typeface used in all promotional material, down to the title of the movie is Papyrus.
Papyrus is one of those typefaces (like Comic Sans) that a designer despises. It breaks up the true beauty behind each character with a strange distressed feeling that does not seem to match the thoughtfulness behind each letter. There are so many other ways to achieve an parchment-like old style feeling than to just cut out parts of letters.
Getting back to the movie, AVATAR has basically brought life back into the world of Papyrus. This letter posted on the Pr*tty Sh*tty blog is beautifully written. It hits every stereotyped usage surrounding this typeface including New Age spa owners and young couples creating their own wedding invitations.
The moral of this post…. let a designer help you with your work. We know a thing or two about type and choosing a typeface that will work best for your application.
Can you tell the difference? Visit Ironic Sans to take the quiz.
You wouldn’t believe how often, even in a design studio, we’ve discussed the difference between a typeface and a font. I was so excited when I saw this post from SwissMiss.
Still have questions? Just ask!