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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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How does one get an overlapping effect of 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 afterword. I remember a few things like ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is “folio leading”?

I have the following exercise: And here is a demonstration of how to apply those typography rules: I am not familiar with the term folio leading and cannot find anything useful on it on the Internet....
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Has there been any significant scientific research in the matter of readability vs. justification of text?

Basically, has anything been shown (in terms of statistical significance) on whether justified text is more or less readable than flush left text? When I say "justified," I mean expertly justified—...
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Identify FLCL Japanese Fonts?

Can anyone help me identify these Japanese fonts of FLCL? I have tried several font identification services, but they don't seem to recognize Japanese symbols.
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Splitting text into editable sections

I'm looking to create a similar text-effect as is in the picture. Ideally, the text could be "split" into different sections which could be colored to do shading of sorts. If possible, I would like to ...
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How to do an infinitely extending text effect in Illustrator?

I'm looking to create a similar-style text effect to what is in the image. Mainly, I want the extended rainbow effect coming off the backside of the text.
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What are some other ways to make copies more engaging or to write in a different style?

These designs are to be posted on Social Media pages, to promote the product and brand. Now, there's nothing wrong in the copies. But my director (not art director) says let's try something else. Try ...
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Ensuring that MS Word margin settings meet provided requirements

I've the following set of requirements with respect to the document margins: 4cm binding margin 2cm head margin 2.5cm fore-edge margin 4cm tail margin How to ensure that MS Word ...
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Neon Text Effect with Compound Shapes - Illustrator

I'm following this tutorial for neon effects in Illustrator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFGIEAz4s However, whenever I offset the path, for some reason some of my letters remain filled in and ...
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How to master a typeface?

If you want to improve your typographic craftmanship an reoccurring advice is to stick to and master a few typefaces like for example Helvetica, Caslon or News Gothic. This was, for example, a common ...
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How should I mix small caps with digits or symbols?

In a paper I'm writing I have set acronyms (e.g. IBM, GNU, API, NDIS) and Roman numerals in small caps. In some cases there is text set in small caps that is intermixed with other digits or symbols, ...
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Should I use “fake typography” in illustration? [duplicate]

So I want to make an illustration of two sheets of paper and a smartphone with a restaurant menu. It's gonna be featured on a webpage next to a paragraph of text. My question is: should I use real or ...
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Is there a term for adjusting the spacing between WORDS for a font (not letters)?

In some fonts although the letters of a word are well-spaced, the words themselves seem to run too close together. Is there any way to adjust this in MS Word? And is there a term for this sort of '...
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How to make spray paint /over spray effect?

I wanted to know if anyone knows how to make a similar spray paint effect at includes the overspray effect. In the photo, if you look closely you can see around the surrounding letters & numbers ...
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How can I improve the typography of this Star Wars Day poster?

I designed the following poster for social media stories: I like the concept; it is not the problem. The O is the part of our logo. I feel that something is wrong with the font size, weight, or ...
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Opinion on this logo made with Adobe Draw

I've created this logo using my finger on Adobe Draw and fine tuned it a bit on Illustrator. I like the signature aspect (It says Aria), however as time goes on I'm not sure if the A is out of place ...
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Use variable font to thin larger headings

I remember Microsoft Office 2007 introduced a style of headings that got lighter as the heading size got bigger. Now we can use variable fonts in websites, what about keeping the colour the same, but ...
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How can I place the product on a social media post better?

(The Logo in corner and product label is hidden for privacy reasons) When I finalized the design, I got the feedback that the product (the grey thing in bottom left) isn't fitting well. (Image 1). So ...
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Text in Graphic when typed in looks different in different computers?

I don't understand why this occurs. I have to go to my old laptop to enter text into Mspaint so that it looks good. Below is a graphic I insert into my medium.com articles. Note the smooth text. Now ...
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Adding kinetic movement of jumping to my typography for this logo

Ok i need help. I am currently making a logo for a company called “Jump Jump Rentals” specializing in Bounce Houses. How can I add the kinetic element of jumping to the 1st word “jump” over 2nd part “...
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Does anyone know what this font is called?

I've tried uploading the above image to a few font finder websites but am not able to find the exact font. I found this on a Youtube video.
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I am trying to find specific type fonts [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...