For many ‘designers’ today, the ‘art of typography’ consists of picking a typeface – and, maybe if the audience is lucky, experimenting with leading, tracking, and kerning.
That’s not to say that there aren’t many extremely talented designers working with type today. Typography is, of course, an intricate art-form.
Illustration and typography are not typically associated with each other, they each evoke a strong and separate visual statement in relation to there own style. Can this type (as a figure of speech) of illustration be regarded as illustration? Or, on the flip side, can the art of typography, mixed in with illustration be regarded as typography? If you are an illustrator or a typographer you will probably each have your own opinion. For us, its a match made in heaven. The combination of the two design styles creates something unique, it demonstrates that art has no boundaries, and ultimately will create something beautiful.
Web typography is the most undervalued and misunderstood aspect of web design. There are many reasons for this, probably, the most common factor is it is ignored purely for simplicity. Why over complicate something that works fine as it is? Web typography is all theories and opinions, that is the point. The evolution of web design relies on opinions and theories, otherwise we would be stuck with the repulsive web designs we had 10 years. So, yes, web typography is very important and you cannot afford to ignore it any more.
Maybe its just me, when you add type to wallpapers it seems to bring a certain level of sophistication and elegance to your desktop.
These beautifully designed wallpapers are not solely about typography, they cover a wide array of styles with elements of typography mixed in, the effect is impressive.
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark?
Don’t you just love typography, these apps are very useful for perfecting your typography skills.