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Letter Fountain – A stunningly well-crafted bible…

Letter Fountain – A stunningly well-crafted bible of typographyLetter Fountainby Joep PohlenTaschen2011

In one thick, magnificently printed volume we get a whole course on typography. The back of this 638-page book contains a roundup of the major font families and what makes them special with plenty of printed examples. The front of the book is the best orientation to the logic of fonts that I’ve seen. There may be better books about using the art of typography on a page, but this is the master on the subtleties and dynamics of different fonts. Watch how adding or subtracting serifs changes the emotion of the page. Why are some letters thinner or longer? This book’s knowledge…

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Letter Fountain – A stunningly well-crafted bible…

The Art Of Mixing Typefaces Google Fonts Edition

Google Fonts contains hundreds of free, open-source fonts and although they’re primarily optimized for the web, they’re equally great for use in print projects. While many of the fonts aren’t the most visually attractive (honestly, you’d probably be better off using Comic Sans in some cases!), there are some absolute gems and in particular, some of the more popular additions are exceptionally well designed. When used correctly, these fonts can breathe a whole new lease of life into a previously dull and uninspiring project. For most designers, spotting a great font that is perfectly suited to a particular project is easily done; the difficulty lies in combining multiple typefaces that look great alongside each other. This can also be an extremely time-consuming process and …

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The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: A typographic revolution begins

This is the first in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type program. This post sets the scene, taking us back to the very early days of digital typography. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition. Excerpted from Wikipedia’s entry on Typography The history of typography is a long and storied affair. Since the eleventh-century invention of movable type in East Asia and the Gutenberg revolution in mid-fifteenth-century Europe, constant innovations have been made, with various methods of typesetting and printing falling in and …

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