I recently had a project that required some specific tuning to the tracking of the text – particularly with the headings and on display text. Browsers have come a long way in their capabilities, and now we have the letter-spacing property. This controls the tracking of the letters and allows you to get extra creative with […]
Santa Maria covers topics such as choosing the right typeface, pairing, and responsive design in an engaging and informative way. The book includes an in depth set of resources for further investigation, and an interesting discussion of problems with vertical rhythm on the web. A concise overview, On Web Typography is a handy addition to […]
Due to the nature of working full time and doing a full time masters I haven’t been able to keep this blog up to date. I would have loved to have had a running commentary while I worked on my project, but it just didn’t happen and that’s the way it was meant to be. […]
Brief notes used as part of the draft for my report. Need to be expanded and explored further.
Brief notes on designing typefaces – why it’s important to design words and not letters.
Notes on my proposal feedback, planning based on the new schedule!
This blog has become somewhat neglected over the break, simply because I’ve been keeping a real work “journal” and sketchbook. As I translate things out of those in order to make them suitable for potential inclusion in my reflexive report (sort of like a thesis) I will put the notes here.
Bringhurst’s “the Elements of Typographic Style” is a hugely famous book in design circles. Full of information about how and why to organise and use your type, it is easy to see why it has become so popular.
Comic Sans is a font with a well known stigma, and yet it gets used everywhere – sometimes even by professional designers.
As part of my project, and out of my own curiosity, I’ve decided to document Comic Sans.
Notes on Ellen Lupton’s Thinking With Type
Drawar were looking for challenge themes (one for every day of December). My curiosity about Comic Sans overriding all else at the moment led me to suggest none other than Comic Sans. Scrivs took this idea and created a brief.
These are notes taken whilst I was thinking about how important the physicality of something can be. I remembered Shedroff’s book from my BA and whilst I knew it wasn’t necessarily along the right vein, I hoped there would be some ideas about why the experience in itself was important.