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It's unfortunate that Khaled hasn't had a chance to respond here, but I'll give you my typographer response. As a general principle, I would strongly recommend sticking with the typographic conventions of each culture. Distorting letterforms (or choosing unusual typefaces that don't convey the same sense of formality as small caps do in English) is ...


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There have been plenty of work in that area. That's where a majority of a graphic design student's time goes. Without getting too in-depth, here are a few resources to get you started: Color Theory Web Typography Basics Typography Theory All that being said, it will save you time and money to hire a classically-trained designer to answer a lot of ...


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Psychological reactions to different colors were studied in multiple studies. In general Yellow and Blue are less "aggressive" than Red. Pastel hues seem to be relaxing as well. You can try to read abstracts in PubMed, I put here some excerpts from some of them. Child friendly colors in a pediatric dental practice (whole article) - "The use of child ...


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The sign you are talking about is FLEURON and DINGBAT. “It can also be used to fill the whitespace that result from the indentation of the first line of a paragraph,on a line by itself to divide paragraphs in a highly stylized way, to divide lists, or for pure ornamentation” Every education organisation has its own requirements of how the thesis should ...


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From a pure technical standpoint distortion is very easy to do. To understand this you have to realize that the image is a matrix stacked onto your screen. If we need to refer to a specific pixel its easiest to think of this pixel as having a coordinate in both x and y within the image filed. To visualize this let use normalize the coordinates to 0-1 range ...


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Not sure how many words your want to distort, but if it's not too many you could just use the Liquify tool in Photoshop. Filter > Liquify Then with the brush just push the text about until you're happy with it. You will have to raster the text for it to work.


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If you want to build 116 shapes using linear (the same spatial relationships) combination of the smaller building shapes you should use minimum 5 different elements. 5 different elements give you 5!= 120 combinations (shapes, letters etc). 4 possible shapes gives you 4!=25 combinations. Because the letters are much more complicated then just 1 or 5 ...


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There is a better way The old approach to branded web type: A. Render type in images to avoid font availability issues. B. Use a system font that's close but waaaay more clunky. Don't do that. Use web fonts. There are plenty of quality sources. On a budget but still need high quality? Go to Google Fonts. You can even download them for print. Font ...



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