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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]