Questions tagged [typography]

Questions about the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. Text is composed to create a readable, coherent, and visually satisfying whole.

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Should we use slash and hyphen after a price for social media or Facebook ad creative?

So I don't like this /- thing. Is it important to use for an service price if you're designing an ad or social media creative? It looks unwanted stuff to me and looks quite not aesthetic.
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typeface recommendations

I'm not an expert in graphic design, but I have some basic knowledge. So I would like to ask some typeface choice recommendations. I'm designing a website for a potter where he will present his work ...
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How do I go about creating 'spurs' in illustrator

Hello everybody, just wanted some help in creating the pointy things on the letters as demonstrated on the image. Thank you
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When a font misses one letter with a diacritic sign (č) but has another one (š), can I make it display the missing sign?

I would like to use the Gochi Hand font but it misses character "č" that my language uses. However, it displays š, for example, just fine. These letters are formed by combining normal ...
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Sketch: multiple text styles in one textbox

In Sketch, is there a way I can have two styles of text applied to one text box? E.g. let's say I have a style of BODY in a text box, and then want a few words of it (not all of it) underlined. I'd ...
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I'm Having A Problem With my SVG Font Design

This is my first take on making fonts. So, please try to be as elaborate as possible. So, i'm going to try and explain my issue as clean and elaborate as possible. I'm using Inkscape to create my font....
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What are these fonts with connected holes called?

I am looking for a font with connected holes like this for my vinyl printing project: But what is this type of font called? EDIT With PieBie answer, I found plenty of stencil fonts and I made some ...
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Create same effect in Illustrator as Carhartt image below

I've tried using the roughen tool in illustrator but not really getting the results I'm looking for. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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How can I create text with a drop shadow combined with a stroke in Photoshop?

I want to achieve this text effect. The references below seems a mix of stroke and a box shadow. But the shadow seems connected to text (normal text shadow is like basically another text layer just ...
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Drops caps with short first sentence

In regards to drop caps, how do you treat paragraph spacing/drop caps when the first paragraph is a single short sentence? This is causing a large white space below the first paragraph.
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InDesign: single-line composer (paragraph style)

I've finally found out about the paragraph composer and how I can stop InDesign from meddling with my type automatically: Is there a way to incorporate this into a paragraph style so that I don't ...
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What's the correct English term for this old typesetting technique?

I am building up a typography glossary and I'm looking for the name of this old typographic technique. I have seen it now and then since I was a kid. It was common for more than some eighty years ago, ...
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Which slash is correct for ‘Old Money’

Introduction Unicode defines multiple strokes; of interest to this question is U+002f (solidus: ‘/’), U+2044 (fraction slash: ‘⁄’) and U+2215 (division slash: ‘∕’). I cannot—however—find these well ...
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How to greek a piece of text in a .pdf that I make in InDesign?

Is there a quick way to greek a piece of text in InDesign? As in, replace paragraphs of text with horizontal grey bars? At the moment, I'm using the Underline options to give the text I want to greek ...
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How to copy all glyphs or characters of a font in illustrator

I want to display all characters or glyphs included on a font with all variables in illustrator and copy it to a editable table of characters to make a type specimen, the only way i know is select one ...
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How can I make this more readable? I need to change the space around the words, but do not know how big to make it

I've got a big strategic road map that I created in Visio. I know that Visio is not the ideal choice for all elements of this project, but it checked most of the boxes without having much downside. ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I found this image in MoMa website. This poster was designed by Juan Carlos Distéfano in 1964. I try to replicate the effect of the text. Turns out it harder than it looks. Any tips how to achieve ...
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How to get this visual effect on typeface?

This is some work by Alexis Jamet. I was wondering how he executed the blurred, print effect on the type? I feel like blurring would work but I think there's a little bit more effort on this that I ...
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How should I stretch a letter “o” horizontally in Illustrator?

There are other questions here answering similar issues, but in this case, creating outlines and then just moving the anchor point is distorting the letter.
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Need help identifying Century like font

The G is round, the M has vertical legs and a high V and the R has straight legs. Thought it could be Century or Futura but ...
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How to convert a 2D object into a 1D stroke in inkscape?

I have a couple of edges in urdu I want to convert into strokes to make it more like handwriting. How can I convert a series of shapes into a stroke? I tried taking a screenshot and using trace ...
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Are Th ligatures used in German typesetting?

I am new to the graphics design part of SE, my home is TeX, hence I hope this is the right place to ask this: Are Th ligatures used in the German language for typesetting? I am right now in the ...
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how do you create these striped letters but especially the curves in it (see images)

How does one create this effect? I know how you could create these lines, these might have been done with the blend tool or with a striped handmade brush. And the corners 90 degrees are possible with ...
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What is this font ? is it customized or what?

What fonts is this ?? I tried font identification websites but they won't catch it. If anyone have any suggestion about this font, please.
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Late 90's Audi LCD Font

I'm looking for a font that has the same look as the late 90s early 2000s Audi LCD displays. The closest match I have found is Register Font but the spacing between "pixels" is too big. Thank you in ...
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What are these kinds of typography called?

While talking about typography, we are often presented with beautiful graphics made with types and all. Although I find them very creative, I personally don't have a knack for those. I rather prefer ...
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How to set up a font style guide for any font?

I am working on a mobile app UI design in Adobe XD. Before starting the design I would like to setup a font style guide. What I have achieved so far is in the attached image. I am using a typeface ...
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Need Feedback for brand: Name, mascot, font and the intro [closed]

it doesn't have much to do with UI / UX, but I wanted to get feedback from a "brand" that I have. Some points: the name was inspired (basically copied) from the website hackernoon, a "medium" ...
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How “wrong” is it for me to use both “double line breaks” and also indentation for each paragraph?

If I don't have "double linebreaks" between paragraphs, the A4 document automatically looks like a compact, uninviting wall of text. Even if I indent each paragraph, it still looks way too compact to ...
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How to create texture like this?

How can I create texture like this one on the font? https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pXX3pBg35/
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What does “mfgpctt” mean in version number of font

I noticed in the metadata of many fonts that they have a strange version record. In at least a few fonts from different families, I found the string "mfgpctt v4.4", with the numbers sometimes being ...
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Drop caps in Sketch

I'm trying to design a paragraph similar to the following: But it seems there is no way to add drop caps in Sketch, nor can I set the first letter as a graphic / image and have the text wrap around ...
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Can you tell me which font is this? [closed]

** Can anyone tell me which font is this ??
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Cinema 4D Chrome Type

I'm fairly confident that this effect (shown below) is achieved in photoshop rather than 'proper' 3d software, however if I wanted to achieve it in Cinema 4D, how would I go about doing it? The ...
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How do I adjust an underline thickness/rule under text?

I'm creating Supplement Facts panels for food packaging - I'd love to have a style set up for my ingredients. Instead of painstakingly placing all the underlines. Is this possible?
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Space between words

I understand the difference between kerning and tracking, but is there a term for the space between words. For example, I have a document in which the spacing in the line of text is so tight, that it ...
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I've created a font typeface, I'm going to release it free for personal and commercial use. Do I need to attach a license to it? [closed]

I've created my first font typeface as a side project. I want to release it for free, for both personal and commercial use. It will just be advertised on my website and on twitter for people to ...
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Is using single quotes to delimit inline code snippets a good idea?

I have a programming-related blog, and one problem I have is styling inline code snippets, like return 92;. They are traditionally styled with a different color/background (like on stack exchange site)...
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Incorrect usage of hyphens in the form “Artist - Song Name”

I’ve read lots of guides about when to use hyphens (-) and when to use dashes (–). The usage is clear to me. And I want to stress a particular case where the hyphen is used incorrectly: “Artist - Song ...
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How to create this effect? Using varying sized shapes - displacement style

I found this image when looking for brochure examples and I wondered how I would go about creating the '0' made with the varying sized crosses? The closest I've come to in making this style of thing ...
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How do I most efficiently build type on a path with rules/strokes on circles?

I'm looking for a good strategy to create, in InDesign ideally, type on a path with colour blocks behind it, set in a series of concentric circles. I have not used type on a path tool previously so ...
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Would it be considered as rude as full name is not visible?

I want to make two printed photos with text on them, for a marriage gift. Something like this: But both must be placed together to give complete meaning. The couple name is DEVANSHU (male) and AMRIYA ...
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How would I make some circle in G- shape? [closed]

I would like to make this logo but I don't know how to put circle in G shape either in U. Also is there any way to put circle in rounded - ractangle tool? Thank you.
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What script font is this?

Thought it might be Zapfino but I can't find the T Glyph and the Serifs are slightly different. This is generated from a low resolution image I posted on WhatTheFont.
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What font is used on this Arnhem poster?

I'm trying to make a poster for a class project, and I recently came across a poster that has this font. It's a light, somewhat wide sans-serif typeface, but I'm not sure if it's Helvetica or ...
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How to create typography like this?

I'm wondering how to create this typography in Photoshop or Illustrator (It's all Travis Kane's posters https://www.instagram.com/ttraviskanee/)
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What is the font used in poster?

I have been working on a typography project and wanted to find a font which I wanted to use. I have tried all the methods finding fonts using images online like WhatTheFont But I couldn't find even ...
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Is it a good practice to use small caps for all last names?

I've gotten into the habit of using small capital letters every time I write a last name (both in LaTeX and by hand). Is this a good practice? Are there any recommendations on this subject? I mainly ...
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Is there a name for smaller parts of a glyph in typography?

My understanding is that a symbol in typography is often called a glyph. There are cases when one glyph is composed of multiple "components" with space in between them, e.g. :, ;, etc. Is there any ...
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Is there a specific graphic style or movement that inspired vintage (and some modern) euro-rave artwork?

I'm working on a short film with trippy/vintage/lo-fi editing styles similar to those used in Travis Scott music videos, and it will use stylized intertitles as an artistic element. However, instead ...

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