subliminal messages these fonts are feeding you. These are great, there’s more at the link.
This is a masterpost of tutorials, guides, and typography inspiration. Please note that there are many other tutorials out there, but I thought the following were the most interesting for graphic artists on tumblr:
- How to install fonts
- The anatomy of fonts
- What font should I use?
- General text tutorial
- Using and combining fonts
- Placing text in an icon
- A classy effect for text
- Ink stained text tutorial
- How to create 3D text
- More 3D text
- Your text is on fire
- Five simple steps to better typography
- Create a retro style typography graphic
- 10 common typography mistakes
- Amazing skinny fonts
- Typography inspiration
- More inspiration
I can’t believe the I haven’t seen these before. Designed by Rick Banks in 2008. They sell all over the world and look like they would make a great gift for a type fan.
Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? If you do, you need to A) get out more and B) buy Type Trumps. Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this über stylish deck of cards is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of text.
As you’ve probably guessed, the idea is to compare the (irrationally ranked) attributes of various famous fonts. You know, things like legibility, cost of ownership and even special powers — which, in the case of Futura, is the fact that Stanley Kubrick was a fan.
Each card is written and styled in the relevant typeface so it
doubles up as a handy reference next time you’re designing your next masterpiece/wasting time typing party invites on Word
By no means am I a professional in the web design or typography field. The following is just a tutorial on the basics (from my experience) on how to incorporate fonts in web design (in particular, website layouts and tumblr themes). Also, these are basics… conventions I started out with, and now, I’ve developed a sort of style/instinct of font combinations that I feel are aesthetically pleasing so not all of my current designs actually follow these rules.
When I’m choosing which fonts to use in a website design or tumblr theme, I consider two things, the category and character widths.
The History of Typography
Hamilton-based vlogger Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a animated video that explains the history of typography.
I’m currently obsessed with typography (!!!) so I decided to make a masterpost on it - this post includes fonts, tutorials for various text effects, guides, useful links, inspiration and (even) a couple of typographic games for your enjoyment! Have fun! :-)
favourites: lobster, amplify, carton, mission script, hoefler text (font library), ruritania (for fancy capital letters), levibrush, didot (font library), times (font library), ranger, freshman, geared, ribbon, pompadour numerals, riotsquad, nouvelle vague
behance (free ones - scroll all the way down to find download link)
Text Effects + Poster Design tutorials
Geometric effect (for numbers)
Ice cream effect (yummy)
Skin effect (for hannibal fans!!)
Smoky effect (or ghost-y)
Tree branch effect (creepy + cool)
3D effect (quick & easy)
Other useful websites / inspiration
Typography tidbits (cool stuff)
Typography in infographics (who doesnt like infographics)
Kerning game (if you have nothing better to do)