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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8
votes
1answer
931 views

How to create “wave”-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
0
votes
4answers
45 views

How to keep leading to font size proportions when scaling text in indesign?

So, my text is at 12pt with 20.8 leading. I want to scale the text up, and keep the leading proportionate, as increasing font size closes the gap that the leading makes.
-2
votes
0answers
36 views

What font is this? [closed]

Please help me to find what font is this also suggest me the website where I can upload image and get the font type.
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Alignment of word mark and tagline

I've done this a hundred times, but this time I worry I am overthinking it! This clients company name happens to be two words of similar width. The second word slightly wider, and it's confusing me as ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Using text styles that are not included in DLS

We have 15 text styles in our Design Language System and sometimes I face some situations that I have to use some other text styles instead of the existing ones. Is it weird to use some typography ...
6
votes
1answer
306 views

Easier way to type multiple lines on a diagonal path in illustrator?

I'm trying to make my paragraph at an angle like this: Right now the only way i've been able to do this was through blending two lines and then using type on a path + threading text across the lines ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Does the current web typography from the browsers stylesheets follow a Fibonacci sequence logic?

I am trying to understand and write a source document that links the PT, or Movable Type to the web typography that we all know today, to be a better Designer and inspire others into Typography. Also, ...
5
votes
1answer
134 views

Typographers' “canon of exemplars”: What are some books that typographers think are examples of great typography?

Please note that I am not asking for famous books about typography (like this question does), although I imagine that such books would usually themselves be examples of great typography. What I have ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

Adobe Illustrator Fit Type Bounding Box by Excluding Side Bearing

I am facing a little confusion regarding how the bounding box around text behaves in Adobe Illustrator. I would like to align multiple text boxes by snapping along a vertical guide. I noticed there ...
16
votes
1answer
3k views

Where and/or why is a slanted hyphen used?

I was reading this version of White Fang and I noticed that the hyphens connecting words are slightly slanted to the left. I have never seen a slanted hyphen before and googling it did not yield any ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

How to make an SVG glyph (from a font) look like it was handwritten?

I want to take this font: and make it look more like the handwritten version: I don't want to make it look that handwritten, but a little rougher curves and more stroke-like tips to the curves ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Paragraph indent after lists

After reading why the first paragraph after a headline is typically not indented [1][2], I started to wonder if a paragraph indent after a list or enumeration is appropriate. I can see two possible ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How to align text box on Figma?

When placing a geometric shape or image on Figma we get the exact height and width of these forms. From this square to the top, I certainly got 23 pixels of space: From this text to the top, I'm not ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

How to insert direct current symbol in adobe illustrator?

Does anyone know how to insert the direct current symbol (⎓) in Adobe Illustrator please? I copy and paste the character into a text frame but it becomes a cross square which cannot be displayed ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Automatically Insert Ink Traps

I think ink traps often look pretty good and I wonder if they are really designed to serve an optimal purpose, which can be modelled as given a shape S, finding S' such that d(S,I(S')) is minimized, ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How to choose font and text colors for Full-Page backgrounds?

I am an amateur web developer, and I am teaching myself React. Currently, I have been building a personal website hosted on github pages. I want to complete the mobile design first, see some pages ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
1
vote
1answer
39 views

InDesign inline text wrap object

Here's my current InDesign problem. I'm given text that, when imported, looks like this, with embedded links in the paragraph: The final product has to look like this, with proper spacing around the ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

What's the font of the Kubernetes logo?

Does anyone know what the font of the Kubernetes logo (a container orchestration system) is? WhatTheFont yielded no results for it, it's not mentioned in the WhatTheFont Forum. If it's not an ...
7
votes
1answer
654 views

What is the following style of typography called?

I came across this recently where, IIUC, the lowercase was superscript while the uppercase was normal or subscript. What is this style called?
0
votes
0answers
69 views

Looking to identify a font

It feels very familiar but I can't find a similar one. Looks like Tahoma, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style. I think it is included in Microsoft fonts. I already tried fontsquirrel, myfonts, whatfontis, ...
0
votes
3answers
99 views

How do I edit the metrics for a specific character in a font?

Specifically, I want to modify two fonts so that the metrics for the space character (ASCII 32) in one font match the metrics of the other font. Linux or Mac open source solutions preferred.
0
votes
1answer
40 views

How strict do you use type scales?

Whenever I'm designing a website I usually choose my font sizes on intuition. However I would like to start using typographic scales in my designs to create more consistency throughout all pages. But ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Converting TTF font I created into Unicode symbols?

I am very lost in this cause and have never worked with font file types before, so am super confused. I am wondering if it is possible to convert a true type file into unicode symbols. I created an ...
13
votes
1answer
2k views

Kerning feedback on logo

I'm kerning this simple 'logo' for an online magazine/blog and since I'm not completely sure if I've 'got it' I would appreciate some help from any kern masters here. I've zoomed out and flipped it ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Small Caps Character Choice for Abbreviations Commonly starting with a Lowercase Letter

I am pondering the following question, is there a typographical convention for which of the following choices should be prefered? or The background is: I want the title style in small capitals. ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

How to curve the tops or bottoms of texts like this? [duplicate]

I tried googling letter art, but I don't know what it is exactly called, so my research was not fruitful. I'm talking about the part "Backwoods Distilling". https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

What make this design suitable to use for poetry texts? [closed]

This is how WordPress formats a block of verse: I wonder why does that design suit poetry texts? Why can that combination of typography, spacing, border reflect the poetry effect/ambience? Meta ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Transitioning from Fulltime Freelance to Full time job

I am Graphic Designer. I've been fulltime freelancing with a company (say Mickey Mouse) and now I am trying to transition from freelance to a fulltime job in another company ( say Mini Mouse). I am ...
5
votes
2answers
536 views

What are the function of EM and EN spaces?

I know the EM is bound to the current font size, I know EN means the half of an EM in measure, the first is called a mutton, the second a nut, awesome. I know a EM and EN spaces are the equivalent in ...
2
votes
2answers
387 views

Can this rough design show the required message?

Please see this image: To show a revoked/scrapped Article say 370 on social media, I'm thinking to make something like this. (7 with torn paper). Also, I'll write a related copy as well below it. ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Finding the axis of an O

Having looked at some illustrations that are supposed to explain the concept of an axis, I'm confused. Is finding the axis of an O merely a matter of drawing a line through its thinnest parts, or is ...
4
votes
1answer
100 views

Technical name of a particular fountain pen font

Kind users, I've been trying for two hours to identify a font using the various online tools that can be used in LaTeX but I failed. I don't know if it's even a commercial font. The k that I ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

What fonts are out there that are designed like monospaced fonts, but aren't completely monospaced? [closed]

What options are out there for fonts that are designed similarly to monospaced fonts, but are not 100% monospaced? They should have large, clear punctuation marks, wide spaces, and most characters ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How can i make shoe patterns in alphabets in Adobe like following image?

I want to design this poster but couldn't figure out how can I make shoe designs inside alphabets and change color texture in alphabets?
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Proportional version of the OCR-A font

I'm experimenting with the text for a logo and love the retro/computer/digital style of OCR-A. The only problem is that it is a monospaced font, and so sometimes the gap between the letters looks too ...
0
votes
4answers
190 views

Do my cloud-shaped letters work in terms of readability and recognisability?

I have the following design (in two variations): It is not final yet. Ultimately I need to show that monsoon brings rain. I will add rain elements around clouds later. My main doubt is about the ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys

How to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Are these line height calculations legible and pleasing?

I experimented a bit with calculating line-height of text with respect to rem and em units. What I came up with is this calculation: line-height: calc((1rem * 6 / 10) + (1em * 8 / 10)); I've made a ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

What is an “English serifed design”?

I am reading the book "Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography", inside the author talks about a english serifed design which would be ...
4
votes
1answer
116 views

What does “Pica” mean in the name of a typeface?

I’m wondering what pica means in the following context -also view Pica Roman n°2 from this article, Pica Hole font, and IM Fell DW Pica font: James Mosley summarises [Caslon’s] early work: "Caslon'...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Are subhead, lead and nutshell paragraph considered text types or display types?

to contextualize my post: Text Type is type that is designed to be read in large quantities at small sizes.…For example, the bulk of the text in any newspaper, magazine, or book is Text Type.… ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

How can I compare specific copy across all installed fonts?

When I chose a font for a project, I always spend way too much time. I'd like to type the copy in a program, and it would be displayed in each font installed on my computer so I can compare which ...
2
votes
3answers
116 views

How does one get an over/under effect on letters in illustrator?

I am having trouble figuring out how to create this effect in illustrator in an efficient way. A professor had shown me once and I never could figure it out afterward. I remember a few things like ...
4
votes
3answers
236 views

How and when should petite caps be used?

I am the lucky owner of James Felici’s magnum opus The Complete Manual of Typography (second edition). In most documents I write (academic), I prefer using EB Garamond, as it now is a fully-fledged ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

The fonts that include the most symbols

There are lots of resources on "the best" fonts for designers and such. But I would like to know of a list of fonts that have the most symbol coverage. For example, on my Mac I'm able to see most ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

How to best display text over an image on the landing page

I want to do something like this (ignoring for now the fact that the image isn't properly aligned yet): Notice the name "Barack Obama" in the center. I want to keep it that size, but I don't know ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

Are the elements in this “quit smoking” design easily recognisable? [closed]

Concept: ban icon Q cigarette a copy to give a hint about cigarette Now, the Q is visible to me, but I'm not sure about the Q and cigarette. Are ban icons and cigarettes perceivable, when talking ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Are both designs (see details) are correct to represent “not allowed” / ban?

I need this icon to design something (in typography). Now, I just noticed it today... at some places this icon has +45 angle of the diameter and at some places it has -45, as show in the image: Is ...