Terms in Type for Typographic Trainees

If you are looking to learn more about typographic terminology or if you are a typical typo-file, take a look at Type Terms.  Type Terms is cheat sheet for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology.  They cover the anatomy of typography from tittle to terminal to tail, and everything in between.

If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is perfect for you. (via Supremo.tv).

Type Terms. The animated typographic cheat sheet.

Source: Type Terms

A Field Guide to Typestaches

Wikipedia defines a moustache (UK /məˈstɑːʃ/; American English: mustache, /ˈmʌstæʃ/)[1] is facial hair grown on the upper lip. Moustaches can be groomed by trimming and styling with a type of pomade called moustache wax. A typestache on the other hand, is styled by a typographer.  These curly brackets have been selected for display and labeled by designer Tor Weeks.   The brackets look remarkably like their namesake, the Typestache. From designer Tor Weeks: Typestaches actually started as […]

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Typekit Practice – sharpen your typographic skill set with Adobe Typekit

Adobe Typekit

Typekit Practice is a  website from Adobe to help users hone their typography skill set. It has featured lessons to help users understand different applications for typography. It features a library of recommended books as well as featured lessons about different topics.

The site is designed to be helpful for everyone from students to experts and it will help you up your typography game. If you are a typographer or a designer you can always use more Typekit Practice.

Typeset.js – an HTML pre-processor for web typography

typeset.js-300x2761Remember when people read books?  This Javascript application by David Merfield makes your boring web typography look like a finely laid out manuscript.

before Typeset.js
before typeset

after Ttpeset.jsafter typeset

The differences don’t jump out right away, but dosen’t that hanging punctuation look nice? What about those quotations?

The code is available now on GitHub.

Source: Typeset.js – an HTML pre-processor for web typography

Vegetable Calligraphy – via Ian Bernard

Ian Bernard is a type designer and custom letterer that I learned about via my Facebook  feed. In this video he demonstrates how it is not the tools that we use as designers that make good work but the skills we posses.

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