Creative Update
Typography

Creative Update 56 – Typography

Hey there, I’m Kim Brown and I’m a designer here in the Glendale, CA office. Typography is one of the most important skills you’ll need to master as a designer. I’m currently obsessed with Typography. For all the non-designers out there, Typography is “The art or process of setting and arranging types and printing from them.” In a nutshell, it’s making the words on a website or a logo type look exceptional. Working in the Graphic Design field is extremely competitive and requires constant learning and improving upon your skills, as design trends are constantly changing.

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Typography is an art in itself and the core of great design. Choosing the wrong font for a logo, or the wrong font for product packaging can negatively impact the overall message to its receiver. To improve one’s typography skills, it’s best to view what bad + good typography looks like. Additionally, investing in some online courses via lynda.com or skillshare.com is a great way to learn important techniques and the foundations of typography.

To get myself inspired I constantly look at typography in use and ask myself if it’s effective or not. I also frequent many design blogs or magazines to gain insight from industry professionals. Here are a few helpful links to see good and bad typography in use. What are some sites you go to for inspiration?

Examples of Bad Uses of Typography
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http://listverse.com/2012/06/24/top-10-typography-crimes/

Great Examples of Typography Posters
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http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/30-creative-examples-of-typography-poster-designs

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http://abduzeedo.com/tags/typography

Kim Brown
Designer, Digital Operations

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