Pairing type can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned of designers. Proper combinations can make a design, while poorly chosen pairs can break it. H&FJ, creators of the now ubiquitous Gotham and typographers extraordinaire, have put together a guide with four ways to mix fonts. Its the interplay between fonts that gives them [...]
March 7th, 2011 No Comments
December 30th, 2010 No Comments
Ever wonder what typeface is in your favorite TV show’s logo? Probably not, but Webdesigner Depot has the answers you never knew you wanted. For example, Seinfeld uses ITC Fenice Oblique and Modern Family is a combination of Helvetica 35 Thin and Didot Roman. Now that’s some trivia for you.
July 9th, 2010 No Comments
This video is from circa 2003 and is still worth a watch. It’s a great introduction to the art of type design for the non-initiated.
September 1st, 2009 6 Comments
Recently Ikea changed it’s house font from a modified version of Futura to the ubiquitous Verdana. Cue the freakout. Designers and typophilles all over the internet have been decrying the change. Even Time Magazine has written about the font controversy. All this outrage over a font? For some designers, it’s an issue of propriety — [...]
July 22nd, 2008 3 Comments
College Humor asks the question, what if fonts were real people, and answers in a humorous fashion. The result is entertaining but they made the personalties of the fonts based on their names, not on their actual characteristics, which is still funny, but not quite as nerdy as it could have been. The whole thing [...]