SO YOU NEED A TYPEFACE

SO YOU NEED A TYPEFACE

April 16, 2013

Is your idea of mixing up the type treatment for your projects involve clicking bold, italic, or wait for it…bold and italic? It might be time to move you outside your comfort range, and don’t worry, I’m not talking about speaking in webdings. Julian Hansen has created a handy typeface choose your own adventure to […]

Why Should You Care About Typography?

Why Should You Care About Typography?

December 12, 2012

I have a confession to make. There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn’t really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. And it makes me particularly red-faced to remember that I once […]

A History of Western Typefaces

A History of Western Typefaces

December 2, 2012

You see approximately 490,000 words every day — and that’s just on the web. If the designers behind those websites are any good, they put a lot of thought into the typefaces they use on each page. Source

7 Ways To Avoid Scary Web Design

7 Ways To Avoid Scary Web Design

September 7, 2012

Thankfully, many of the scary things on the web are being gobbled up by great design and relevant content, but there are still times when I am simply petrified by what I see online! After a quick scout around the web, the Mintleaf designers compiled 7 ways to avoid scary web design as a timely […]

What Your Web Design Says About You

What Your Web Design Says About You

August 30, 2012

This infographic explores what different fonts, designs and colors on a website say about you as a designer and what it portrays to the reader. It also shows the different moods different colors inflict.

Typography Wallpapers: September 2011

Typography Wallpapers: September 2011

August 12, 2012

Desktop wallpapers are a great way to show one’s personality, whether it’s at home or at work. A clean, organized workspace includes a clean and in some cases, inspiring wallpaper. I’m also a big fan of typography. Almost any font used the right way can become a work of art. Source

The 50 Most Popular Typefaces in the World

The 50 Most Popular Typefaces in the World

June 26, 2012

Despite what this infographic may look like at first, it isn’t a rendering of global nuclear war. Instead it is a cleverly designed infographic of the 50 most popular typefaces, year created, country of origin, and typographer. So the next time you write that report using the Arial font make sure you give a shout […]