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Brand guidelines used to be beautiful pieces of work which carry the original vision and aesthetic of the author. A sign of an era where visual identities were crafted by world class artists.
For hundreds of years, we have been using white space in typography. Today, in 2020, how do we add spacing to punctuation marks and other symbols, and how do we adjust the space on the left and right side in an easy and consistent way? It is actually not as easy and quick as it should be.
Robert Granjon lived in the 1500s. The new style of typeface he invented in 1557, modeled on contemporary Gothic cursive handwriting, and later came to be know as Civilité, after the Civilité of 'etiquette' books that the typeface often appeared in. Although Granjon really anted his Civilité to become the national typeface of France. However, it never really caught on, and could compete with Roman and Italic fonts.
As we wrap up the final year of the decade, the font trends for 2020 are already spelling out a bold, new era of type design. Read on to find out about the most exciting typography trends and font trends of 2020 and how you can use them in your next design.
Charlotte and Clementine Fiell pick five women who transformed design from their book, Women in Design, and explain what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary.
CSS3 have made designing web more exciting with the introduction of new properties. While you might know of the popular ones, such as the box-shadow, border-radius, and transform, there are plenty more properties that you may not have heard of or tried, but would be glad to know of its existence.
Discover the up-and-coming 2020 logo design trends that are taking design in totally fresh directions. This new design decade is a mashup of old and new. Get ready for vintage and retro throwbacks right next to sleek and contemporary logo trends.
The Montreal-based type foundry talks us through its latest type designs. First off, Hatton, a collaboration with Two Times Elliott was created in homage to London's famous jewellery district, Hatton Garden. Second, Editorial New arose out of today's technological wants.
The London-based graphic design studio was tasked with creating an exhibition that questions what it means to be human in the 21st century. Working with hand-painted signs, glass-blown typefaces and touch-friendly materials, the studio chats about designing an accessible space for engagement and learning.
In a new book, Markus Lange delves into the life and work of German graphic designer Karl-Heinz Drescher. For almost 40 years, Drescher was the in-house graphic designer for the Berliner Ensemble theatre in East Germany and the book celebrates his ongoing dedication to type-based design, even in a harsh political climate.
Telling font styles apart was one of the hardest things to do when I started working as a designer. Being self-taught, the only major difference I could see was that a font was either a serif or a sans-serif. But the more I explored, the more I realised how vast the universe of font styles actually is.
The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday on March 11 2014 and during its evolution, web design has also advanced in leaps and bounds. No longer do we have to put up with endless clunky text and low-resolution images. Today's informative, innovative and easy-to-navigate websites are so commonplace that you've probably forgotten what websites looked like back in the 1990's.