Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category
Coincidentally, I found a very relevant post on Pintrest today. This week I will be starting the 3rd of my Graphic Design Certificate courses, this one being typography.
A really cool set of letters from Marc Böttler.
He uses perspective and depth to turn these rectangular wooden blocks into letters. Check out the K a little closer to see what I mean. (The left half of the letter goes from the ground up while the right side sits entirely on the ground).
As a great follow up to my previous post, Matt Robinson recently took to drawing on walls to display the ink efficiency of various fonts. After drawing them large scale on a wall, the ink left over in the ball point pens shows how efficient the font are. In an ironic twist, the fonts which were most ink efficient, are lease energy efficient on a computer screen, as the more white the more energy required to light up the screen.
I am looking to embark on a slight redesign of my resumé, a tweaking shall we say. I want to design in a way so that it will come across consistently when viewed on different machines. One of the worst errors to make is using a font that doesn’t come through on other’s machines, followed only slightly behind by using Comic Sans. A quick Google search reveals the 18 “browser-safe fonts”. But don’t forget to read the notes at the bottom! The site also has screen shots from different OS and browsers. Now I just have to decide which one(s) to use!