Thursday, October 27, 2011

How To Use Any Font on the Web

If you haven't seen this list of how to use non "web-safe" fonts on the web, please visit this link.  It's really helpful!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


More and more typefaces are utilizing 3D rendering and are more illustrative techniques instead of solid color.  Learning maya and having designed plenty of brushes, I find the balance behind usability and visual interest interesting.  A lot of these textures can be created through brushes on any font through texture packs and brushes.  Crafting a font to have the typeface work synergistically with the texture/rendering a larger challenge.

This is an example of an interesting typeface using rendering.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Amazing Fashion Inspired Typeface, Paris

This typeface really has some interesting solutions.  The serif are very different, but work elegantly and flow.  The variations and potential forms are numerous, and just look at these beautiful ligatures!

Please Check It!  Support the typographer on Behance.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Well known Logo Typefaces

Really helpful for distinguishing typefaces in well known logos.  Includes everything from Amazon to Zopa.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Websites and Unusual Navigation (continued)

(Some websites really present information and content in an interactive and fresh way.  Regardless, I think sometimes navigation be unnecessarily complicated and prevent a user from finding content easily.  I'm all for new and different navigation, but sometimes it can just get too gimmicky.)

Maybe part of the reason it's harder to find content is that we've established a norm of head/side bars.  People aren't used to more creative websites like this, and poor website design tends to be basic, but accesible.  In addition, a lot of the templates out there use a similar layout.

Maybe if more of these websites existed, people would feel more comfortable with them?