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 […]
My Fonts sent out an email newsletter containing an interesting interview with Jonathan Barnbrook. I’ve picked out a few bits which are useful to my thinking.
It’s safe to say that most designers know that Comic Sans is a no-no except in extremely relevant circumstances (and according to this article, it works well for dyslexic children). This article explains why, and includes some relevant notes for my major project. It would be impossible to do a project like this without mentioning […]
Returning a minute to this notion of a typeface having an emotion or feeling, Garfield also suggests that they can have a gender:
Notes and findings about Barnbrook & Virus Fonts. To be updated as and when. http://www.virusfonts.com/
I must admit, this coupled with the Comic Sans article surprises me. The BBC website is aimed at, well, just about everyone really, and here they are discussing something which initially I supposed to only consciously matter to designers. It gives an informed summation of the issues with typography. It argues both sides, but the […]
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about typography, it’s history, it’s meanings etc and felt it was time to really look at some typography. Whilst I was on holiday in the South of France this year I took a few photographs of typography I saw whilst out and about. I’m going to look at […]
Edit (22/04/12) My original plan for my major project. Left here in case the references are useful to anyone looking into type & typography. I suspect this will get updated as I start to delve in. Things will get crossed off, written in proper English, removing the word “stuff” etc.