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Font Comparison

Recently I checked one of my favorite fonts sites again: MyFonts. It is a very usefule site. You can upload pictures of logos or other text pieces to figure out the very font of the text. But you can also search for fonts according to tags.

Now and then we have chatted about logos and what fonts we might like for our logo. Sometimes not easy to decide, but choosing by tag might help. So here are some examples, how a certain brand-name looks like, when using different fonts. Read more…

5 different Serifs and how to distinguish them

Basically we distinguish fonts in serif fonts, san serif fonts, scripts, black letter and others.

Origin of all fonts are not only cuneiform and hieroglyphs and later Rustic Capitals. I would call this font history, might be interesting too. Origin of today’s fonts is writing letters with a quilt. If you look at serif fonts you can clearly imagine the way the monk has wrote the letters with his quilt. When he started to write, set the quilt, formed the letter.

Letters and fonts developed throughout the centuries. Each time has its own way to deal with fonts and writing, tastes and specifics.

Easy for us to distinguish.

Today we will have a closer look at Serif Fonts. Read more…

Fun with Fonts

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Waiter! I Want a Font-Cocktail!

Ghee that was quite an interesting discussion yesterday.  Enjoyed it very much.

To answer one of the questions straight ahead:
Yes you can mix fonts.
Actually you somehow want to mix fonts.

Guess everybody knows by now that we need different fonts to get our message out. The right font is part of the message and helps us to communicate with our readers. Read more…

Font of the Week (14) – Sabon

Today we do it the elegant way. I have decided to talk a bit about an old style serif font.

The font’s name is:

sabon booklayout

History

Sabon has been created by the German typographer and calligrapher Jan Tschichold in 1967.

The font bases on the famous Garamond-font, but Tschichold made it more legible. At that time typesetting didn’t happen on computers, as we know it. Printers used so called phototypesetting machines. Major systems were Monotype and Linotype and by creating the Sabon Tschichold made sure that reproduction on both systems were brought to the same standard.
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