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8 Must Have Fonts for Your Collection

A while ago Smashing Magazine did an article on 80 Beautiful Typefaces for Professional Design. We had a little discussion about it over at I Love Typography, too. One thing that appalled me was all the classic typefaces that were missing from the SM list! Staple Serifs Garamond was originally designed by Claude Garamond in […]

The Finishing Typographical Touches

Alignment Ragged right or flush left text, where the copy is aligned on the left side and the right side is left open to wrap as the words fit on the line, is the most familiar and friendly of all alignments. Ragged left or flush right copy is the opposite of ragged right; it is […]

Want People to Read Your Copy? Make it Legible!

Have you ever found yourself reading the same lines of text over and over again? You probably thought it was just because you were tired, but I bet that wasn’t the case. More likely, it is the result of improper adjustments (or a complete lack of adjustments) to the type! Don’t make the same mistakes […]

Matching Type to Message

Consider the following sentence in each of the different styles presented. What does each type choice say about the style of the event? Can you begin to see how important choosing the appropriate typeface is? Questions to Answer Learn to ask yourself (or your client) the following kinds of questions to get a better understanding […]

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TYPE IN ALL CAPS

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Sound Smart. Talk About Type

You want to sound smart don’t you? Of course! Everyone wants to sound smart.

Keep reading, because you’ll learn the secrets to wowing your friends with your new-found typography talents. From serif and sans serif fonts, x-heights to baselines, you’ll learn the basics of what you need.

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