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April 10, 2014 at 5:17 am #167929schartParticipant
I really need to learn typography. I mean everything from where do I get fonts to what fonts should I mix, where. I don’t expect you to take the time to personally guide me through this process but I would be very grateful if you could send me a couple of links and maybe tell me where you go to find fonts.
Thanks!April 10, 2014 at 5:42 am #167930KhaiMParticipant
The best site in my opinion is Font squirrel. http://www.fontsquirrel.com/. Tons of high quality fonts. To be honest, this is the only site I go to get my fonts.
Hope that helps.April 10, 2014 at 8:45 am #167937AlenParticipant
everything from where do I get fonts to what fonts should I mix, where.
There is SO much more to typography than what typeface to use, mix, and etc…
Typography exists to honor content. Therefore you must read and understand the content before deciding what typeface to use.
I would start by ordering The Elements of Typographic Style, a book that every designer should own (IMO).
Also, start by Googling, there is just about gazillion of FREE resources online about typography.
April 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm #168142lprintzParticipant
I too use fontsquirrel and they have a nice engine to ‘package’ the font you choose for the web.
As far as typography, I agree with Alen that there’s a LOT to learn but I try to keep to these basics in my print and web design.
1) No more than 3 fonts – I usually try to stick with 1 ‘display’ font and then a general font for the copy.
2) Bold doesn’t always mean prominent! I like the like of a thin font but very LARGE…much more elegant in my opinion
3) Upper/lower is easier to read – I only use all caps for short headlines and, even then, rarely
4) I always have a challenge with clients who want EVERYTHING to stand out…a decision has to be made as to what’s truly important on a page. If everything stands out then NOTHING stands out! I love what somebody once told me…’if you’re in an empty room, you don’t need to shout’ :)
Hope this helps!April 16, 2014 at 5:52 am #168173Martin_MuzatkoParticipant
I recently posted these on a review:
There are some examples. But you are encouraged to try on your own :)
Codeschool has a small freebie of fonts – why and when to choose ’em.
Also read this article:
Hope I were able to help.
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