The difference between oblique and italic

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.Read More →

Arrow Design ‘Brand New Roman’ is a Fun Mashup of All the Corporate Logos You Know and Love BY Shaunacy Ferro. 

Hello Velocity Brand New Roman is not your average typeface. You’ll probably never find it in the drop-down menu of Microsoft Word or see it on a sign, but it’s instantly recognizable.Read More →

Do people still use Helvetica ? Today, we will see what designers say about the notorious font. Are you curious to find out how many hate it and how many love it? So am I. Let’s find out! Approximately 1000 years ago, the Chineseman Bi Sheng invented the mobile letter.Read More →

William Caslon Example of Greeking

Although it sounds like it ‘Greeking’ is not some weird sexual practice practised by the ancients.  ‘Greeking’ is a technique that originated in advertising where the potential ad copy or text for a new ad being developed is represented by non-words so that the viewer can focus on the overall design rather than getting caught up in the actual details of the text.Read More →

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.

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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 ’Read More →

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 EarthRead More →

Avenir a Sans Serif Typeface Poster

The post TYPE SPECIMEN POSTER:: AVENIR:: EMILY GORSKI appeared first on Inspirationde. Source: Type Specimen Poster :: Avenir :: Emily GorskiRead More →

Designer Philipp Herrmann presents his two 10-page specimens showcasing his bespoke retail typeface Atak along with two colourful projects of Out of the Dark bespoke type design work for Ramazzotti and Campari Group. Herrmann’s 10-page specimen takes the form of a bold 4-colour Pantone offset print in an edition ofRead More →

IBM has high hopes for its new typeface, but can Plex honestly challenge the goliath Helvetica? Its lead designer, Mike Abbink, says it can. A story by Lucas Czarnecki . The post Can IBM Plex topple Helvetica? appeared first on 365typo . Source: Can IBM Plex topple Helvetica?Read More →

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 outRead More →

Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has created an ingenious font that merges different typefaces to allow both sighted and blind readers to use the same text. Thinking ahead to Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, Takahashi shares on his website that he hopes his font will “create a trulyRead More →

“When the Velvetyne crew and I published the typeface, I called it ‘a smooth blend of Merovingian writing, blackletter influences and contemporary shapes,’” designer Jean Baptiste Morizot says of his typeface, Trickster. “It’s a smart way to say I don’t know how to label it properly.” Released via playful FrenchRead More →

Altero is a free font with a bold look designed Stefano Giliberti. It comes in two styles (Regular and Outlined), contains 505 glyphs and supports 91 languages. The post Altero: A font for larger-than-life words appeared first on Freebiesbug . Source: Altero: A font for larger-than-life wordsRead More →

Advertisement If you didn’t already know this, I’ll say it. Elegant fonts are trending lately among designers and people who like good typography. You will see them used in lots of logos, social media images and site hero sections. Some of these elegant fonts can be a bit artistic, whileRead More →

Type foundry Fontsmith has launched FS Industrie, a new adaptive type system designed around five different widths and seven different weights, creating a total of 70 different variants (including italics). Fontsmith’s type design director Phil Garnham provides some context behind the new release: “We are on the cusp of aRead More →

Fontfabric Font Bundle of 90+ Fonts – only $29! If you’re looking for a great set of fonts, this Fontfabric Font Bundle is sure to put a big fat smile on your face! That’s because with just 1 deal, you’ll get yourself more than 90 different fonts! You’ll get yourselfRead More →