Tag: Legibility30 articles
If you’ve hung around any type designers lately (and maybe even some graphic designers), you’ve likely heard of variable fonts. You might not know exactly what they are (more on that shortly) or what they do, but you’ve likely gathered that the design community is pretty excited about them.
You’ve also probably heard that they aren’t quite … ready. That they’re mostly just experimental, a fun toy and nothing more.
In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Right place, right time: The complicated legacy of Helvetica, one of the world’s most iconic typefaces.
You can love it or hate it, use it for nearly anything or refuse to use it at all. But however you feel about Helvetica, no one can deny its place in society.
Fonts play an indispensable role in shaping your experience of published media, working in a deliberate way to communicate the information clearly and legibly.
Choosing the right font for your next project is more than just an aesthetic decision. Brands have numerous factors to consider, from price to deadlines to the importance of being unique, all of which influence the selection process.
Tiny type poses a big design challenge. “Micro type”—typically under 10 point—is a fast-growing part of our collective reading diet. Whether in eBooks, smart watches, package labeling, or any number of “micro type” environments, when letterforms become smaller, spacing gets tight, details get lost, and forms blend together. The resulting legibility issues can make for a frustrating reading experience.
There’s more to a political campaign than ideology. Fonts and design play a crucial role in conveying a candidate's personality (or lack thereof), perspective, and potential.
In many ways the idea that Helvetica is a 'neutral' typeface has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That's not to say it isn't, but the neutrality narrative is only half the story.
Ambiguity, from Charles Nix, offers a chance to pause for thought, question the state of affairs, and indulge in a little bit of enjoyable discomfort.
Juan Erquicia, Group Brand Manager at Santander, discusses the hurdles his brand faced heading into its rebrand, and how a custom font from Monotype helped solve those challenges.
Fonts play an important role in delivering a smooth experience to financial customers, and also help financial institutions keep up with evolving expectations.
Behind the font highlights the people and process behind the fonts you love and use. This installment features Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.
Retail customers are scattered across a wide range of touchpoints and react with them all interchangeably. However, they're all linked through the mobile experience.
In this feature from the Recorder, issue 2, we speak to the Swiss designer about how his natural aversion to authority has played a role in his approach, and how his work aims to break the boredom of everyday design.
Setting text in augmented and virtual reality presents new design challenges. Learn about six fonts that can enhance your AR/VR creations.
Tom Rickner, veteran type designer, shares his personal role in the beginnings of type’s most exciting development in decades.
Absorbing information quickly is more than a convenience at 60mph. Fonts for cars must emit visual appeal and brand consistency, while being exceptionally legible and readable at a glance. This collection illustrates a sampling of typefaces that can be read easily to help keep drivers’ eyes where they belong — on the road.
In an industry where scams are commonplace and no brand is immune, trust is fragile. So, how can financial institutions build it, and build it to last?