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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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Term for the CoeXisT-like images?

Is there a term in design for the logos that mix images/symbols the same way the Coexist logo does?
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I wanna know this font name [closed]

Hello there, This Design seems great to me ... especially font. So I wanna know this font name .. thank u
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Good fonts for a webpage [closed]

I am making a modern web page and I cannot find any websites that will lead me to fonts that are available on google, may someone please suggest some google fonts for a modern design web page? Thanks ...
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Name for two columns of a table are flush towards each other, ragged on the outside?

Marty An affable Golden Retriever. Citrus A sly feline with short hair. Lazy Sue A feline used to being take care of. Bob An imaginary pit bull. Is there a name for this style where the ...
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Is the spacing around my typographic elements correct? [closed]

The image below is a more or less standard paragraph example for the website I'm trying to design. It's probably not much help for the question I'm asking, but I will try to further detail what I'm ...
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UTF8 numerate brackets

I used the minus for every dash in the past and found better characters like en dash, em dash, figure dash ... Is there any replacement for the primitive ) in UTF8 for list numerations like the ...
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How to denote verses of a poem in running text?

I need to fit a certain amount of text onto one double page of a print document. The text has several poems in it which of course have verses. But because it would take up too much space I can't use ...
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Style punctuation in a stylized list?

Bear with me here, I'm not 100% sure how to ask this, let alone how to search for some good visual examples to reference, but I'm going to try… Say you have a list written out in sentence form, where ...
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Adobe Illustrator and Indesign render .otf poorly

I was looking for a solution to the .otf rendering issue Illustrator and InDesign have, they render fonts very poorly (until the saved & rendered picture) but for viewing means during the design ...
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Adobe InDesign Animation: Properly rotate text on path

In Adobe nDesign, I am trying to add a simple animation to a string of text on a circular path. See the screenshot below for my animation settings. The text is supposed to rotate in a circular motion ...
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How can I replicate this distorted text effect in After Effects?

I need to replicate the effect used on the type here using After Effects (it's for a school project where we are not allowed to use any other program.) How can I achieve this? Thank you in advance ...
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InDesign: how to change direction of text on circular path

I need to change the direction of a text on a circular path in InDesign. How can this be done?
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Turning type in a rectangle to a circle in Illustrator

How is the below example achieved? I'm assuming that the type would have been laid out normally within a rectangle and its interior lines, which would help the designer get the positioning and its ...
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what are some good fonts to combine with Forza?

I have a client who is overusing Forza, for all headers, body, etc. I'd really like to mix it up but I am not good with fonts. Any ideas?
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What is the closest font to this font on a booklet about Theo Van Doesburg?

This is a font I found that I would like to make a project with, however I cannot find one similar. It almost looks like helvetica, but the S, R and B are much different. I tried using WhatTheFont ...
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How do I break apart scanned letters using Gimp or Inkscape?

I'm trying to create a set of vector letters from lettering that I have scanned in. An example is shown here: I scanned the letters in groups of 4 instead of the whole page, but doing the whole page ...
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Numbered bullet font alternatives

I have been using Combi Numerals for a while to produce infographics and map overlays. The font is great, but now i'm starting to dislike the shapes used for their actual numbers, so looking for an ...
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Recreate rough, handmade style strokes to vectorized lettering

I am currently working on a logo. I draw it by hand with a brushpen and really liked the rough edges, ink density variation and the grain of the end of the strokes of this lettering, but the shapes ...
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Font Pairing for Stix

I'm currently writing my dissertation and most of the text is set in Stix. I'll have to include a good bit of code and the default Courier looks rather ugly (too wide and doesn't fit well). Can ...
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What does “spaced generously at 75” mean?

I'm reading an article on typography and it is suggested at one point that a certain heading should have "Small Caps, spaced generously at 75". What does that number, 75, represent?
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How can I do this effect or pattern in illustrator or photoshop

The photo is typography art and I would like to know how to achieve it.
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Help me!! How do I create the background layer'? [closed]

how do i create the white layer behind the word 'awfully'?
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Logo Design Does Not Meet Standards [closed]

So I recently started working for a company (I am a software engineer) and due to emergency situations, I had to cookup a company logo from a jpeg file the company had. What I made and the company had ...
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Should clients pay twice for the same fonts used in different projects?

Suppose a client ordered a project and paid for the typography I used. Some time after, 2 months, 5 months, or a year later, for example, the same client wants a new project using the same typography. ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating around object with proper “3-dimensional” perspective

This question is based on a previous inquiry into how to animate a rotating string of text, the original question can be found here: Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric wrapping of text

I am trying to animate a piece of text rotating in a circle. In itself, this is a relatively easy thing to achieve; using Adobe After Effects I created a string of text and used the CC Cylinder effect ...
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How can I create a font similar to this one?

I want to make a logo and the only font that fits what I need is Ugo. However, I would prefer to use it in lowercase but there are no lowercase characters available. How can I go about making mine?
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Labeled math formula and quantor

Does someone know any typographical guidelines for setting (displayed) math formulas? In particular I wonder how to properly define a set of formulas. For example assume that you define a function f ...
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Tips on aligning text with accents

I'm trying to align the following words (see attached screen capture). But the accent on the á is making it tricky. There’s always a space somewhere that doesn’t look quite right, etc. Any good-...
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How to create text style with multiple offset fill colours

Can anyone show me how to recreate something like this:
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How can I set more spacing around a list than between each list element in MS Word?

So I'm trying to mimic this in my MS Word (Office 365) .docx file but failing: Specifically, I need the spacing around the entire list to be greater than between each list element. Perhaps I could ...
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How do I achieve a “Water Ripple” effect on typography?

Trying to achieve something like this text treatment, but not sure where to start. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/355573333059851007/
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Why do so many books indent all paragraphs except the first one in each chapter? [duplicate]

I've just looked through every printed book I've bought over the past year and noticed a curious pattern that I'd never given much thought until now (due to currently preparing a manuscript for ...
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Alternatives to present multiple location information on a map

I have a client who thinks that there really needs to be a comma between the name of the school, and the public school zone number (CSD#). I would love a second opinion from a design perspective. ...
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First letter of a book or chapter

Is there a name for the decorative, often scrolled, capital letter of the first word of a book or chapter? See the scrolled "T" icon by my user name for an example.
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Name of justification style where the rest of verse is aligned differently

Found in poems in this justification style words that didn't quite make it onto a line but are still part of a logical line (verse) are put below but aligned differently (aligned to the side where the ...
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Illustrator: line breaks vs paragraph breaks

When working with area text in Illustrator, I sometimes use the space after option. This makes it more obvious when I create a line break, as illustrator automatically inserts a paragraph break as ...
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How were Apollinaire’s Calligrammes typeset?

How were Apollinaire’s Calligrammes typeset? Was it set on a letterpress? Linotype? How were the curved lines achieved? I can't seem to find anything online about this, but I am very curious.
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Opposite of SmallCaps?

What is the name of text stylization, where all letters are lowercase, but where "naturally" uppercase letters would occur, a lowercase letter scaled to uppercase size is used? - The opposite of ...
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Developing a Typeface

I have some typefaces in Illustrator and would like to export them as a font. Is there a free program that people could recommend? Or a database of font designers I can contact?
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Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator: Transform type to give it wave-like form/flow

I’m trying to find out how I can use Photoshop or Illustrator to give a piece of type a wave-like flow (with an additional feel of perspective; essentially I would like to make it appear as in waving/...
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When does design need a concept / idea… and when doesn't it?

There are a lot of brands out there that just have a simple wordmark — no icon and no customised type. It can be a good route to go down when designing something that needs a premium / luxury kind of ...
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Design issues concerning header and body fonts with a different x-height

I've heard it's harmonious to have the header and body text have similar x-heights. What if your headers have a lower x-height than the body text? Are there any design principles or other issues going ...
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Font identification request — Clean, rounded edges, sans-serif, really attractive

This is a very common font but I can't remember it. I saw it suddenly on my keyboard just now. The image actually doesn't appear clear until you zoom in on it. (I tried automatic font-ID sites but as ...
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Coloring drop shadow in a typeface

I have a typeface that has a drop shadow How can I color the shadow differently from the type after I select create outlines in illustrator I can't seem to select just the drop shadow
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How to generate one font file consisting of multiple font weights (i.e. multiple font files)?

I have multiple font files, each of a different weight. The problem arises when they are used in, applications and Wordpress. For example, they appear like this: [family] [weight] - sailec-...
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Is there an dynamically changing font?

Just had this idea, and thought to post it here to get an answer as to its existence. I'm thinking something that isn't perfectly monospaced/spaced, but as you type it organically lays out the font ...
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How do I transfer use of Typekit fonts from one designer to another?

This wording of this question might be confusing so I'll try the best I can so that everybody can understand what I am trying to ask.. Right now, I am designing a school wide magazine publication ...
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Which typeface is suitable for marking of wires?

I work as technician in company engaged in industrial automation. Our company need to find suitable typeface for marking of wires in electric switchboard. (Fig. 1) I also like a typography, so I try ...
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Typesetting: Meaning and use of dashes in publication from 1751

I am in the process of transcribing a text which was type-set and published in 1751. In the original text, I am coming across a lot of dashes in varying lengths which are used all throughout the text. ...