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A History of Typeface Styles & Type Classification

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Typo­graphy is a com­plic­ated sub­ject to learn, but start­ing with the his­tory of type styles is a great way to gain an under­stand­ing of why there’s so many fonts, and why they look so dif­fer­ent! Typefaces are divided up into clas­si­fic­a­tions based on the era or char­ac­ter­ist­ics of their design, which helps nar­row down your options when choos­ing a font for your pro­jects.»

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→ blog.spoongraphics.co.uk

1555+ Best Free Fonts – Ultimate Collection of Modern Fonts

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«A font can be the dose of oomph for your designs. Be it a bro­chure, a pamph­let, a poster, or a web design, a font has a lot to give in terms of impact of the tex­tu­al con­tent in the design. No won­ders, dis­cern­ing design­ers are always on the lookout for more cool and styl­ish fonts spread across mul­tiple cat­egor­ies, and also build a lib­rary of reli­able down­load free fonts.»

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27 Must-Have Typefaces for Graphic Designers

27 Must-Have Typefaces for Graphic Designers 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«This art­icle explores 27 typefaces that will serve as a sol­id found­a­tion for your typeface lib­rary. Take what you will from my sug­ges­tions. More import­antly, learn from them and use that know­ledge to build a typeface lib­rary that works for you! »

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Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2)Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2)

Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2) 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In the first install­ment of this two-part series on type clas­si­fic­a­tion, we covered the basics of type clas­si­fic­a­tion — the vari­ous meth­ods people have used, why they are help­ful, and a brief sur­vey of type his­tory, clas­si­fy­ing and identi­fy­ing typefaces along the way. »

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→ smashingmagazine.com

Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 1)

Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 1) 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In my pre­vi­ous art­icle on Smash­ing Magazine (“Under­stand­ing the Dif­fer­ence Between Typo­graphy and Let­ter­ing”), I wrote about how under­stand­ing type ter­min­o­logy can help us bet­ter appre­ci­ate the arts of typo­graphy and let­ter­ing. »

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A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Even if you’re an exper­i­enced design­er, it’s nev­er a bad time to refresh your memory a little with the struc­ture of serif typefaces, a few recom­mend­a­tions and a little his­tory. Yes, there’s his­tory. It’s pain­less I prom­ise. »

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→ designmodo.com

Understanding and Using Type Categories in Web Design

Understanding and Using Type Categories in Web Design 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Know­ing how to identi­fy and use fonts from dif­fer­ent type cat­egor­ies can make your pro­jects come togeth­er more eas­ily. »

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