Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings. True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren. Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.
German-born, Tschichold is one of the most outstanding and influential typographers of the 20th century, He cleared away the old typography of pre-1925 and made room for a modern, structured and regulated new typography. His work is characterised by rigorous structure, asymmetrical placement of contrasting elements, and layouts based on horizontal and vertical underlying grids.
These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.
Creative professionals now have a number of new typefaces to select from the Monotype Library for their projects, including a textured and hand-drawn calligraphic typeface, a sans serif with a bold personality, a hybrid script family and a quirky design inspired by the cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Source:
Screenshot via GT America An awe-inspiring microsite displaying how a hip, old school-like typeface can be applied and styled has been the talk of the design community in the past week. Created by Swiss type designer Noël Leu and London-based graphic designer Seb McLauchlan , the ‘ GT America ’
The innate wanderlust of humankind means that people have long dreamt about living on planets outside of Earth. This fantasy is now being revisited by many due to the fact that NASA successfully landed on Mars last month. Source: Mars Gets Its First Typeface, Equivalent To ‘Helvetica’ On Earth
Helvetica is the name of the world’s most famous architectural typefaces. Paul Gapp a former architecture of the Chicago Tribune rather unkindly said it has, “no frills, no curlicues, no personality. It is neutral, anonymous and dull.” Helvetica, however, has grown into a global phenomenon exhibiting both corporate and cool. Part of its charm is that it is so neutral.
Give your typography and illustration projects a personal touch. Try these tips and techniques to develop and inspire your unique hand lettering style. Hand lettering is enjoying a resurgence across graphic design and illustration, and deservedly so. Source: Hand Lettering Inspiration: 25 Examples to Spark Your Next Project
Let’s say you’re an operative with the CIA. Your agents are filing intelligence briefs to you in text documents. But how do you know that the document’s text hasn’t been tampered with somehow by someone malicious who got their hands on it? advertisement You don’t. But researchers have figured out
New Jack Daniel’s Packaging Achieves a New Level Editor’s Note: Against the Grain has celebrated some of the best creative ideas in writing paper and packaging since 2009. This year we begin our series on clients whose ideas in paper and print best demonstrate the enduring beauty and flexibility of print
Often for new web designers, there is a confusion between the distinction between typefaces and fonts. The first thing that should be clarified is that the term typeface and font are not interchangeable. Even though most people use them interchangeably and I often find myself mixing the two up. Before
With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. Created in 2012 by Athens-based creative team høly , Futuracha is inspired by the pf futura book, with serifs based on Claude Garamond typefaces. Source: Quirky