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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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Been looking for this font in the image below, would anyone happen to know what this is called? Thank you!

I've tried uploading it to a few font finder websites but still wasn't able to find the exact one. Font found on a Youtube video.
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Please identify fonts…HELP! [on hold]

I really need some help. I created this comp 6 months ago and have been waiting from the publisher for approval. In the meantime my hard drive and backup crashed and I've lost the type fonts ...
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I am trying to find specific type fonts [on hold]

I created a book cover and while I have been waiting for approval the file along with the backup has crashed and I am rebuilding the cover. I can not find the fonts used. Can someone please help me ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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What is an overline in typography?

Often I hear the term overline. What is an overline and what is its function and style in typography?
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What Design process should you follow as a design lead? Are there any ways you can make it easy for your juniors? [closed]

Say, I want to make it easy for my juniors to follow a design process so that it help them from missing the deadlines and work in an organised manner, so that they enjoy while working.
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Can anyone help me identify these two Japanese fonts? [closed]

Can anyone help me indentify the two fonts that are used in the areas I circled? I’m hoping to find fonts that have the multiple outlines like the ones in the picture. Thank you!
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Anyone happen to know what font this is?

Wondering the name of this font, or the next closest thing to it. Image is from the StudioCanal trailer for the re-release of the movie. I've tried What The Font and FontSquirrel without much luck.
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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Evenly spaced text in Photoshop

I'm trying to add text to my document that is evenly spaced, like in the example on the right. The closest I've been able to get it is like the image on the left, but as you can see they don't quite ...
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Typography effect? [duplicate]

Hello everyone I would like to create this kind of effect I have a little idea that it's chrome with Photoshop.. I also wonder if there is a part of the process created in cinema 4D. Links and ...
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Best Practice for variation with animated type

I am a designer that does not work with much motion graphics. Since I am at a startup I wear many hats. I have created a 30 second animation for our company that explains our product. The type ...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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Need help understanding an indesign feature

I’ve been stumped on what exactly the practical use for the "first baseline offset" option could be used for under text frame options? I understand that it shifts around the first baseline in that ...
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Problems while creating fonts for different scripts

This is for a research purpose. I was wondering whether the designers face any problems while designing the fonts for different scripts. It is because the alignment and spacing of different scripts ...
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Typeface Identification

I have been trying to figure out the typefaces or stencils styles that were used for this 1941 map. I was thinking that it could be something like a Leroy Lettering template, but I can't find it. This ...
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Upper and lower parts of k and j - do they have a name?

Some lowercase Latin letters have parts that go over/under the text line: compare w with k and j. The k has an upper part, and the j has a lower one. Do these parts have a name?
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How do you create alternate font glyphs/characters?

I used a font recently that had alternate glyphs assigned to each character. It was a handwritten font. Like someone scanned and traced a sample of their own handwriting. And I guess to make it look ...
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Matching the borders of a split text

So I'm trying to match the borders of this split text. I think I can do it by moving all the anchor points but that would be tedious. Is there a more efficient way of doing this? Thanks
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How to create distorted, textured, type in a specific shape?

there is a great designer that create awesome stuff like that using typodesign. I really love him. Some of you guys have any idea of how I can obtain the same result of text envelope without distort ...
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How to create brush in Adobe Illustrator

I have been trying to create this type of brush in Adobe Illustrator. This brush was created in Procreate but I am trying to get the same effect but in Illustrator instead. The bottom image is the ...
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Renaissance type: what is the name of the long swash at the end of a line?

In scans of early printed books which use an italic type, I've sometimes seen an alternate letter form used at the end of a line where some extra space needs to be filled up. This alternate form ends ...
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Is there a kind of font with consistent stroke width across sizes?

In normal outline fonts, as the font is scaled down, the stroke weight also gets smaller, until at some point the characters look almost invisible. Is there a kind of font with fixed stroke width ...
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Table typography

I'm looking for input on how to make this table better: Questions I'm wondering about: How can I reconcile the long headings for columns 1-3 with their short content? What should the alignment of ...
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Can I copyright and/or trademark a logo I made a custom font for?

My website's logo is a custom font I made. It's a relatively stylized font. I'm rendering the logo (and other display items on my website) by using the font in CSS, so someone can easily grab the font....
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Why circular 8 looks better than square 8 [closed]

Here is a drawing of the two: The circular 8 is much more common than the square "shape" that kind of could be considered an 8 on the right. I would like to know why. In both shapes there are ...
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If there are any square-grid Latin fonts

Pretty much every font I can think of is in a sort of portrait, paper-proportioned-ish grid, sort of like this: _ | | |_| A 1x2 grid fits tall letters like l and short letters at the bottom like s. ...
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How do you choose fonts in a language you don't know?

I have to adapt a branded document for a one-off Arabic translation, but I have no idea how to choose an Arabic font since I know almost nothing about the language or cultural considerations that ...
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Examples of fonts where some letters are very different from normal [closed]

Most fonts are slight (yet visually distinct somehow) variations on the same overall shape. For example, the letter k is pretty much just that, a | with a < or something close to it. (Ignoring ...
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If good examples of small-caps in typography in article/body text exist

I have seen stuff like this: BUT DON’T CAPITALIZE WHOLE PARAGRAPHS. THIS HABIT ORIGINATED WITH LAWYERS AND HAS INFECTED SOCIETY AT LARGE. THUS, MANY WRITERS STILL BELIEVE THAT CAPITALIZATION ...
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Help and guidance needed to proceed [closed]

I've been 'graphic designing' (I guess) for not so long. I quickly became interested in typography (still am) I saw some of kurzgesagts videos and saw some really good typography. I tried to recreate ...
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How to merge a regular weight and a bold weight to one font file?

Suppose I have 2 font files - one is a regular weight of a font (400) and another one is a bold weight of the same font (700). I want to merge both of them to one file and when I bold something it'll ...
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'shine' in letters

So I made this with the help of another image As you can see the letters have a kind of 'shine'. (I do not know what to call it) I know where to put this shine on very few letters taken from the ...
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EB Garamond is available in a few places, but includes different things in each. Which way is best to go?

I have been trying EB Garamond for the time being, but I'm confused as to why there are a couple different sets: Google Fonts and Adobe: Contains Regular, Medium, SemiBold, ExtraBold with their ...
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How to annotate both citations and that something has a definition (i.e. text style)

Say you have a sentence like this: I am an \adef{example} sentence about \acite{foo.com}. Where \adef is marking it as a definition and \acite is marking it as a citation. The citation would be put ...
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Adobe illustrator export to PDF problem, text invisible

How does one even start to troubleshoot when the following happens. ^^ Important note, the job here is to add pictures to an existing pdf produced elsewhere. You have a textpage in illustrator with ...
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Thematic graphical modification of text? [duplicate]

I am looking for design literature discussing the thematic graphical modification of text. Often, images (from a theme) are modified to make a letter / word discernible in them. Two examples of this "...
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Can Illustrator display more accurate (character) information on scaled text?

I've been working in Illustrator files left behind by the old designer. It looks like a lot of the text has been scaled, however Illustrator still shows this text as being the size it was before with ...
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What is the usage of an underline, an overline, or both, around small word such as “the” and “and” called?

You see this often in a store sign, headings in menus, and so on, but small words such as "the" or "and" in a all-caps heading sometimes appear with an underline, an overline, or both, with the ...
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What is the name for these serif-like features of stereotypical “Old West” lettering?

Looking at the dedication plaque on the Salt Lake Temple, I was moved to wonder: What's the deal with this stereotypically "American Old West" style of lettering, where almost every letter has sort of ...
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Typeset similar to that used in the Encyclopædia Britannica [closed]

Can anyone tell me the name of a typeface that closely mimics (or is exactly representative of) the one used in the fifth edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, 5th Edition? I have included a picture ...
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Typography - Understanding Practical Font Hinting - Using FontLab VI

I'm sort of a n00b when it comes to typography - but I have started to learn more using FontLab VI. I have created a simple custom font - but I still have no idea how to do custom font hinting. When ...
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What are the dots at the ends of letters called?

Some typefaces with serifs, have on some ends round blobs, to simulate the little blob a pen would leave, if written with one. For example, in IBM Plex Serif: The pink dots are the parts I mean. They ...
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How to wrap type around a ring? [closed]

How I can wrap type like this?
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What typefaces were used in the Government’s Brexit leaflet of 2016? [closed]

Can anyone tell me what typefaces are used here?
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How can I Select typefaces to suggest historic or cultural context? [closed]

I want information about historic or cultural context in choosing typeface
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How can I add those white lines inside the letters

I am just wondering how I can add those white, light reflection kind of lines inside the Font just how it is in the Nesquik logo in Photoshop CC
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Is that a good kerning?

What do you think of this kerning? What adjustments should I make?
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The grid system of the brochure for Die Neue Typographie

This is page 35 from the book Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type. In this page author give us an example of the brochure for Die Neue Typographie. I can't understand how this grid system ...
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Weak Axial Relationships according to Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type

I'm confused about this sentence in page 12 of the book "Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type": This relationships is weak because the interior alignments are minimal Is it because the ...