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Inferno Typeface – A Flaming Typographic Experiment

From time to time we come across a design creation that is truly unique and totally blows us away. Today’s gallery post features one of those remarkable creations. Daniel Reuber, a 20 year old graphic designer from Germany, has created a unique typeface made entirely of realistic flames, entitled Inferno Typeface. The typeface, based on a bold sans-serif, consists of…

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Good Font, Bad Font: 5 Ways To Tell The Gems From The Junk

Type can be confusing for designers today, who have access to thousands upon thousands of different fonts, many of which are free to download and use. This results in an overabundance of typographical solutions to problems that aren’t really so complicated. Today, we’re going to look at 5 key rules for selecting an ideal typeface for any project, and how…

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Designing for Readability

Due to the rise of web fonts and the big improvements in display technology we should all take a short break. Yes, it’s you I am talking to. Designers, developers, actually anybody building stuff for screens. Mobile as well as desktop. We nearly missed the moment that it happened. We now (yes, now!) have the control and quality at our…

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The Principles of Typography: Back to Basics

Content is king, but typography is the crown and design is the throne. Typography and design both help content maximize its potential and withstand the test of time. Typography enhances the readability of information on a web page, yet — quite ironically — it also helps users avoid reading. This is the true and "most humane purpose" of design. Mind…

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Optimizing Typography in Responsive Web Design

Each time a discussion pops up about responsive design, the common terminology and concepts that get the maximum attention include grids and images, and obviously the settings like fluid or flexible. Typography, though essentially always deemed important, is rarely given the weightage it deserves when it comes to responsive web design. In this article, we will be discussing typography in…

30 Creative Examples of Advertising Typography

This gallery highlights 30 of the finest examples of advertising typography. They all communicate in wonderful and innovative ways, and work very hard to draw the eye. To the average person, an advertisement is an annoyance. The words have become synonymous in the decades since the golden days of advertising. Today, and to be worth the paper it’s printed on…