Posts tagged type

10 Hidden Typography Truths: Art vs. Functionality in Type

Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.

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Famous Type Designers – The Origins of Type

As a designer, you come across projects that implies using typography and it’s important that you have some basic knowledge about this subject. Sure, there is a lot of information on the Internet about typography, but today I would like to show you a less known part of this art. I want to show you where it came from, go back to the origins of the oldest fonts and to the designers behind them.

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