Category Archives: Fonts

Specific Fonts: A Short History Lesson

Knowing the history behind various typefaces and why they were originally used can be a graphic design education in and of itself. If you know why and how typefaces were originally used, choosing your fonts could become not just about current aesthetic sensibilities and preferences, but also about referencing the technological and typography past. So [...]

Significant Fonts

The above photo, posted on Flickr.com by arnoKath, illustrates the art behind using different typefaces. A fonts gallery can seem like a graphic designer’s dream, an endless playground of symbols that can be combined to convey a message not only in words, but also through shapes. But of course, typefaces are often designed for more [...]

Famous Fonts for Graphic Designers and Web Designers

Famous Fonts for Fun
In conclusion of our font series we are putting the spotlight on some of the most recognizable fonts in the design world. If you ever want to mimic a certain font for fun or for a design project, these fonts can help you to do it.
Thanks to simplythebest.net for their wonderful compilation [...]

Special Occasion and Holiday Dingbats for Graphic Designers

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…
During special occasions or festive holidays your clients or student assignments may call for a certain look or venue. The following dingbats can help you to spruce up your work with these familiar icons.
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Lovya Babe

When you need something that will give you a St. Valentine’s feeling the “Lovya Babe” dingbats [...]

Specialized Dingbats for Graphic Designers - Part II

Dingbats Continued…
We continue this series with some more dingbats that you can use in your next flyer, ad or graphic arts project. These dingbats are all scalable and will come in handy when you need a quick graphic or design motif for just the right look.
We’d like to thank the folks over at dafont.com again [...]

Specialized Dingbats for Graphic Designers - Part I

Dingbats or Wingdings Anyone?
We’ve all used them at one time or another in our design projects. While they are usually simple in scope they can be real time savers when you need a quick graphic to fill in a border or add some snap to your project.
The following are some of the more interesting ones [...]

Specialized Fonts for Graphic Designers - Part II

The Fonts Go On
Last time we presented some really nice fonts for specific uses and applications.
In part two of Specialized Fonts for Graphic Designers, we are continuing this series by displaying some very creative font designs that are functional as well as unique.
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Underwood Typewriter

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Sooner or later you’ll need to use a typewriter font. There are [...]

Specialized Fonts for Graphic Designers - Part I

Innocent Beginnings
Graphic designers and web designers use a basic collection of fonts when first starting out on a project. But as time and experience soon dictate, it becomes evident that a basic collection of fonts can be limited in scope and use.
This need for additional fonts turns into a hunt for the “perfect” match for [...]

Quick and Easy Logos, Clip Art, and Graphics

Graphic designers are collectors of tools. It can be clip art, vector graphics, illustrations, fonts, or website apps. All these little tidbits create a nice library of things that can be used in projects or work.
Freebies Aren’t Always Free
One thing that you’ll always see on the Internet are the so-called free graphics tools.
The problem is [...]

How to Choose Fonts : A Guide to Choosing Fonts for Graphic Designers

Ben Baker has put together this guide to choosing fonts for your design layouts. I hope that Ben’s Fonts Selection Guide helps you out…if it does, please pass the link on to other graphic designers.

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