Category Archives Typography
Typography always seems to be an underrated topic when it comes to web designing. In a world where your website becomes your identity, you could either choose to be the elegant, educated prince or the…
The classification of fonts is still unclear, even with the various classes and categories that have been created by some of great type lovers of the years. Some may consider categorizing fonts separately, others may…
Typography is one of the cornerstones of good graphic design. Selecting and manipulating typefaces is an art unto itself. Therefore it’s no surprise that classic typography regularly makes its way into famous paintings and sculptures….
At some time or another we have all seen it – neighborhood walls with old and deprecated graffiti or, just as common, you may have seen some flyers or posters that have been stuck for so long on these walls that they start to peel and hang on by their edges. It is this effect that is recreated in this tutorial. Rather than use typical graffiti or a common poster this tutorial opted to combine the two, and have old and peeling posterized letters graffiti slowly peeling and falling from the wall.
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.
Not only do we showcase typography in the classic sense, but also illustrate that the combination of web design and great typography can be used effectively, along with clever color selection, and create usable web sites thats base design is dominated by text, for either navigation, a good headline, a logo or even used for the entire content.
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.