What Is Typography? | Graphic Design 2019



one of the best parts about design is being able to figure out each element of it and one of the most important elements that sometimes I think we forget about is typography or fonts or type so typography is is really a very also a very vast subject matter which you can study like the history of fonts a beautiful movie called Helvetica teaches you like the history of how Helvetica was even born and how to like back in the day they used to be different like metal presses for each and every single letter now it’s a little bit easier and now you’re just trying to decide okay well which font looks good which font is really going to bring my point across I’ve always noticed that a lot of people in the natural industry like to use papyrus which is a no-no they use it because it looks earthy but it’s it’s one of those fonts just like Comic Sans or any other like Times New Roman like while it’s good and it comes on your computer it’s something that you shouldn’t use and it’s one of those designers knows that as soon as I see it I know that you that pretty much you’re an amateur designer you want to make sure that you study like the

Trends of typography

trends of typographya really good site is a smashing magazine in which they tell you the the best spots that are out there and they usually do it kind of quarterly like they tell you the best script fonts the best free fonts the best sans serif sans serifs and those are important to know too so a serif is a font that usually has like the tail as you’ll see here with the P you can it’s not just straight down or with the H like it has like the little curves and the and the flares in them whereas a San serif doesn’t have that it’s more so just something like this where it’s fine where you don’t see as the little tarot tails on the tee so it’s good to know like you know when you’re trying to do a message which font best speaks to that to that message or which spot best speaks to that character there’s a lot of beautiful sites out there typography served which shows you like how people are using type in like modern-day things and how it and how it looks and it’s sometimes there are even free downloads there’s a lot of fountain houses font houses like font shop or they have beautiful like fonts these are fonts that usually you have to pay a lot a left for but it’s still like

beautiful fonts that work well with your design and then there’s free fonts font squirrel is a hundred percent free and you can use it with like a web kit so that you can actually see these fonts in your website designs and actually be able just to just to kind of see like how it’s going to look or how you can utilize it it lets you test drive the font now test drive and you can see like how it’s going to look and how big you would want it and it also tells you which licenses that you can have so fine’ is something where if you’re excited about it then be excited about it and learn about it and decide and you can tell like which fonts go well with each other which fonts give you that feel which fonts feel more vintage or more modern typography is definitely like a part of design that should never be ignored

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