An indulgent display face from Positype, a toolbox of type by Hold Fast Foundry, a versatile family from Bold Monday, a whimsical swash by Latinotype, a flag building typeface from Always With Honor & Scribble Tone, a humanist sans by Type Dynamic,...
Here are two things that I like: graphic illustrations and typography. They are both the foundation of everything from brand identity to advertising and if you combine them you can create some pretty awesome things, just like the ones below.
I still remember the first time I came across the term “User Experience Designer”. It was years ago, embedded in the email signature of a friend of mine—someone whose job I never quite understood. So I asked him.
Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.
Navigation, as crucial as it is to the user experience, is merely a means to an end — the end being to consume content. This is why users have very contrasting expectations about content and navigation.
Every time I’m in an electronics store to buy something or whenever I’m assisting one of my friends identify the right new gadget for them, I notice the feature-counting we’re all swept into as soon as we start comparing our options; "Well, this...
Unusual Fifteenth-century Fonts Günther Zainer from Reutlingen introduced printing to Augsburg, Germany in 1468. He likely trained in Strasbourg with Johann Mentelin (who later went into business with Jenson and Johannes de Colonia in Venice).
Every typeface taken seriously enough by its designer will teach valuable lessons. From Signo I learned that in designing a reverse contrast typeface, the challenge isn’t so much in the contrast, or in the black part of the letter for that matter.
During the early days of the Web, there wasn’t a standard font that could be rendered across all platforms. However, some fonts — like Arial, Helvetica, and Times New Roman — were more likely to be installed in a person’s computer.
In this article, Shavaughn Haack analyzes how typography can create experiences for users and establish the personality of the website, looking at around 40 websites with interesting treatments and innovative uses of type.
Back in the days when he was a student, Portuguese graphic and type designer Natanael Gama started to play with glyphs — as a way to discover typography. Doodling around, he created Exo, a font which he released for free in a Kickstarter project.
When designing a website, the user experience is extremely important. It doesn’t matter if it has a great look, if the site is not friendly and easy to use then you will find yourself in a pretty bad position.