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Typography Magazines, Journals and Hubs. Part 1

Feb 18, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Typography Magazines, Journals and Hubs. Part 1
If you’re into typography, you know there’s more to life than just staring at types in the street, on walls and websites. You also subscribe to typography magazines that feed your addiction, right? On which you spend a certain amount of money or time, or both. We’re talking about those publications that focus on typography before anything else. Today we give a helping hand to those beginners who are still looking for typography magazines out there to keep them updated with the most important news in the business, new exciting designers...
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This Week in Type #1

Feb 16, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #1
There are articles you always save for later, send to your Kindle or read during an extended lunch break. These are the texts that break the daily online routine. We’ve put some of the most exciting encounters of the last 7+ days in this post. Let’s take a look and see what we’ll talk about over the weekend: A Critical Approach To Typefaces Smashing Magazine goes again beyond the noise and wonders “What is it that makes a typeface or any other design good?”. Simplistic, but legitimate question. Of course, there is no established...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Playful Types On Happy Homepages

Feb 14, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Playful Types On Happy Homepages
We can all agree that typography is an essential part of web design. We can also agree that we can’t take our eyes off smart typography, especially when it mingles with other design elements. While browsing around, we came across these five homepages where typography takes centre stage and, quite often, jumps off the page. Just Dot  Here’s a classic example: typography and design merge into one clear-cut message. The sketchy fonts take most of the space. They are inviting and create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You even feel...
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Urban Typography: Treasures in Plain Sight

Feb 12, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Urban Typography: Treasures in Plain Sight
When was the last time you strolled around and found yourself staring at banners, ads, billboards, pub signs, road signs, graffiti, shop fronts and the like? This could actually be the healthiest form of typography inspiration. You know, endorphins and another bunch of health benefits. However, on top of everything, walking helps you explore the city, filling your head with every typographic element out there, in the streets. It also gives you the temper of a dashing ‘types’ anthropologist, as a walk it’s also a good opportunity...
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You Know When You’re a Fontaholic When…

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
You're cruising down Main Street and you start pointing at business signs and logos speaking to no one in particular you say: I have that font, that one and yep, I have that one too! You see a CD-ROM of fonts in the bargain bin for $5.00 and even though you already have 99.9% of them you buy the CD anyways. You show off your font collection to your non-designer friends and they just stare blankly at you. Your home dcor is nothing but your own typography work. No matter how, you obtain a really old software version of Fontographer and you get utterly...
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What Your Font Choices Say About You

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
Experts can determine a great deal of information about a person by studying his or her handwriting. The style of the writing as well as the size and flourish of the letters indicates different personality traits. In similar fashion, visitors to your website will establish certain perceptions about you or your company, based on the way your pages are designed. Color choices indicate certain things, but as important are the font styles you choose. If you use large, bold, eye-catching fonts, it tells visitors that you have a message to...
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What You Need to Know About Fonts

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
Choosing the rights fonts is always an important consideration, whether you are designing the perfect web site or just writing an important letter. The right fonts can greatly increase the usability and readability of any document, so it is important to understand a little bit about the technology behind these vital elements. Digital fonts store an image of each character, but they do it in two distinctly different ways. A bitmap font, as the name implies, stores the image of the font as a bitmap. A vector font, on the other hand, stores...
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What is a font?

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
The word font refers to a collection of characters (letters, numerals, symbols and punctuation marks). The fonts that are selected affect the printing of the document. It also influences the ease of reading of the document and the volume of text. All fonts have common characteristics. Font basic properties: Name - Each font has a distinctive name that represents it. E.g. Courier, Arial, Comic. Size - It is the height of a character that is expressed in points. Each point is 1/72 of an inch. Style - This is the further variation of the basic...
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