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For me the inconsistency in cloud-forms is quite jarring - but far worse is the conceptual inconsistency - in the case of the O, one multiply-complex-curved agglomarative cloud represents a single, simple-formed rounded letter, whereas in the double O following, a single, far formally simpler cloud is representing two of that same letter> That's far before ...


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In addition to what Scott noted about your clouds not matching, I think you are facing the following dilemma: A cloud shape that can be recognised as such has to have a certain complexity, while still being all round and geometric. By contrast, typefaces that are mostly round and geometric are almost inevitably not complex. So either your clouds stand out as ...


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Inconsistencies kill this for me. One cloud is "overly" puffy with many "poofs". While the other.... has none. This factor is far too distracting overall. Visual consistency should be considered, in my opinion. Solid or hollow makes no difference. I can't get past this discrepancy. It's easy to accept the first image as a cloud.... but then you see the ...


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I think choosing a design that provides a perfect depiction can be a bit of a drag. I've taking a close look at this design and I believe the solid cloud provides a more accurate representation of "soon" in "monsoon". However, you might wanna consider adding the rain drops beneath the "oo". The overall design is pretty simple and minimal which is a good ...


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No single click effect, unfortunately. You must draw it. A text, outlined and ungrouped, no fill, a thin stroke is inserted. Draw one or more lines over the writing Split the writing with the lines. Select the line, goto Object > Path > Divide Objects Below Drag some parts further and scale them bigger Connect the parts by drawing lines (=red) Have Smart ...


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Stiff, P. (1996). The end of the line: a survey of unjustified typography. Information Design Journal, 8(2), 125–152. No empirical data, but a good overview. Science would tell us that inconsistent word-spacing as a result of justification may inhibit saccadic eye movement by creating irregular “jumps” for the eye to make. I have not read a study that ...


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The term "pica" refers to the size of the font. Long before type fonts had sizes in standardized (more or less) units, the sizes had names. Pica is roughly equivalent to 12 pt expressed in today's terms. Royal was reserved exclusively for the King's use. (Proclamations, Wanted posters, etc.) It was roughly equal to our 72 pt size Agate is still used in ...


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The wording of the quote seems off, but it is exactly what is written in the book. However, Allan Haley, one of the authors of the book writes in a blog post: ...in 1816, William Caslon IV, the great, great grandson of the William Caslon that gave us the English serifed design, was experimenting with fonts and came up with the first sans serif ...


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The two terms are very differents, it would like say that a movie and its projector (in our case, with specific parameters to render a particular visual aesthetic) are the same entities. More specifically: typeface is about the distinctive design and style of a set of characters °letter _ number _ punctuation mark _ symbol _ etc.° available among the ...


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I have been using Font Preview for several years, and quite like it - allows multi font comparative previews of custom sample text quite easily - here's a screengrab from off my main graphics & 3D modeling machine: Cheap, fast, lower system overhead than native Font Book, and easy to use. Hope that helps.


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I think that you should always think that what if this text become 2lines and set the line space value assuming that it can become more than one line. It's recommended to set line space 150% to have more readability but it has some exceptions. You can read more about line spacing here: https://www.justinmind.com/blog/best-ux-practices-for-line-spacing/ ...


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You can use the free version of FontBase, I've tried it on Windows and it works great, but I never tried on Mac.


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If you make sure all strokes are expanded to outlines, you can use the shape builder tool to overlap and underlap strokes. For example: Then when you have finished you can apply a white stroke to the completed work. For example:


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It seems like there is not much consensus in the typographic community either and that they have very niche uses. Summarizing these conversations from Type Drawers and Typophile Petite caps are meant to be smaller than Small caps and were introduced a while ago before stylistic sets, when OpenType fonts were not nearly as common. One designer states that ...


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