There are some amazing new font foundries on the design scene who are doing some brilliant work and making it available to designers and developers everywhere for next to nothing. The release of a new font or font family sees the release of a free weight, a trending practice that garners no complaints from anyone.
Typography is possibly one of the most important design aspects of any project; using typography that doesn’t compliment your design can be incredibly detrimental to the design and effect usability and obviously the aesthetic properties of the project. There are thousands of fonts from many foundries available, as well as custom fonts that people wish
At great risk of angering the web design overlords I need to get something off my chest, I can’t stand the term "Bulletproof." When someone decides they have come up with a "sure fire" solution they label it bulletproof, which in reality nothing ever is. @font -face is supported by the top browsers using various
When designing a fancy logo, we shouldn’t be using a plain font, nor something too grungy. These kind of logos need to maintain their class. The right balance of flair and flourish in typography will render these fancy logos absolutely beautiful. I prepared 20 free fonts which are just right for this purpose. Enjoy! 1.
A few days ago I wrote an article on 3 simple yet very powerful ways to make typography actually talk on your website. I have used the beautiful Squared Eye website as my case study to effectively point out a few tricks and techniques that one might miss when designing with type. Thanks to Andrew
A few days ago I started a 5-part series, showcasing some of the best retro fonts out there, that are absolutely free. Today, I have Part II of the series and this time around these retro fonts are accompanied by whimsy statements that popped into my head while I was doing this post. I
Fonts are one of the most powerful weapons in a designer’s arsenal. They can change the way one perceives a design. Fonts can make or break a design instantly. Proper usage of fonts or typography sets the scene for your design and conveys a visual message before your client/visitors even start reading. The retro
How far and how long have you gone for that perfect pair of jeans? A lot of you are shaking your head right now, a soft smile starting to play on your lips. Some of you are thinking "A perfect pair of jeans is pure myth!" and some of you lucky ones are thinking
For almost two months I have oohed and aahed over mindblowing 3d text effects and digital artworks depicting the same. Then yesterday, I decided to finally succumb to the need to make one of my own. It took me a little less than 2 hours from start to finish, working in both Illustrator and Photoshop;