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Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Original Type at Adobe

  Good typography is something everyone sees but no one notices. – John Warnock, Adobe co-founder In the mid- to late 1980s, designers rapidly embraced the brave new world of desktop publishing, and demanded more and better typefaces to use in their projects. In response to those cries for creative help, Adobe launched the Adobe … Continue reading

Typeface Vs Font. The look and the mechanism.

Typeface: is the design. The shape of the letters, numbers, and symbols that make up a design of type. Font: is the digital file that contains/describes the typeface.  A font is one weight, width, and style of a typeface. In brief: A font is what you use, a typeface is what you see. Font vs. … Continue reading

Tracking and kerning

Designers can spend hours poring over the tracking and kerning of their typography. It’s important, however, to understand that the two things are not synonymous. Tracking, as we’ve already mentioned above, deals with the spacing between characters across an entire word or phrase. Kerning is an adjustment of the specific space between two characters in … Continue reading

Top Web Fonts of 2013: Extensis Reports

As the new year is fast approaching, it’s always a time to look back at the past 12 months. One thing about this retrospective approach that we share with all of you font fanatics out there (we know who you are…) is that we’re curious to know which fonts have been the most popular this … Continue reading

45 Brilliant High Quality Free Fonts To Boost Your Designs

In this collection, you’ll find some of the best free and high-quality sans serif fonts for clean and professional designs that you can download on the web. Rex Free Font Rex is a font family with three weights – light, bold and bold inline – that was designed to create unique titles on the fly. … Continue reading

Idlewind, new sans serif from H&FJ

Suggestion: Idlewind with Knockout Idlewind with Claimcheck A distinctive typeface that’s at home everywhere it goes. For the longest time, we’ve been reaching for a typeface that wasn’t there. We knew it was something spare and tranquil, its letterforms reaching ambitiously outward, and we could hear it speaking in hushed but captivating tones. We imagined … Continue reading

Layout – Lay it all out

Let’s make one thing clear. A readers does not make an impression on print or digital magazine, web or newspaper design by looking at the construction of the page, photography or any other element that are part of design. Readers will make a judgment based on overall impression – they are not designers or editors, … Continue reading

Type Speciment for iPad. New Generation.

Type Specimen is the first font viewer for iPad, revolutionizing the way digital fonts are presented today. It’s an ideal tool for people who need to select fonts for projects – be it magazine design, corporate identity design, web applications, or book typesetting. Type Specimen is a quick and easy way to navigate the type foundry, … Continue reading

Recommended type: Apres RE Family

David Berlow and staff drew Apres as part of a series designed originally for the Palm Pre smart phone, for use both on the device and in print marketing. Simple, open letterforms and generous proportions provide a clear, comfortable, and inviting experience for navigation and readability. The plain-spoken geometry is regular and balanced, without being … Continue reading

Recommended type: Numbers

The world is filled with recognizable and unique numbers that have never been available as fonts — until now. Every year, Pentagram chooses twelve beloved typefaces for its iconic Pentagram Calendar. Traditionally, the calendar features works by typographers past and present, from timeless standards like Garamond and Bodoni to modern classics such as Knockout and … Continue reading

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

BODY COPY

Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.

Infographics

When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

Get to know your readers

We have moved from a solid to a fluid phase of modernity, in which nothing keeps its shape, and social forms are constantly changing at great speed...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...

Design Theory

There is no design theory and definition. There are only basic principles that are the base for recording designers ideas and imagination on the paper, tablet or your web.

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