Tag: Font Legibility38 articles
Over the past year or two, nostalgia has become a fixture in design of all kinds: typography, fashion, furniture and beyond. We take a look at the complex relationship between reviving heritage design elements and the history they come from.
In a recent episode of our Creative Characters podcast, the conversation centered around how the futures we envision aren’t always practical for the reality we live in – both in sci-fi films and fonts in car dashboards.
Elizabeth Ann Clark, Chief Creative Officer at virtual reality studio, AEXLAB, talks about the power of VR in social contexts, some of her favorite design tools, and how her team came to select a student-designed typeface for the face of their flagship game.
Makers of smart watches, wearables, medical devices, automotive dashboards and other resource-constrained devices no longer have to use low-quality bitmap fonts for their displays. The Monotype Spark Solution brings the benefits of scalable type and high-quality multilingual font display to the embedded environment - and it just got a major upgrade.
Creative Type Director, Phil Garnham, spoke with the Economist in May about the impact the pandemic has had on typography. With such an unprecedented year we’ve had, Phil uncovers how this period has evolved fonts to become friendlier to their audiences.
The retail industry has experienced arguably the most drastic series of changes over the past decade. Now, enter COVID-19. The pandemic has accelerated the inevitable, forcing everyone online, and the numbers are staggering: U.S. retailers’ online revenue has spiked by 68% year-over-year in 2020. Brands that hadn’t made or even begun the shift to a digital model have had to do so overnight.
Our latest eBook details the ways retail brands (and any brand, really) can make that transition and prepare for whatever’s next.
Let’s look at how design and typography can help keep brand sentiment strong while sending a message that assures your customers you get what’s going on.
Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.
In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Right place, right time: The complicated legacy of Helvetica, one of the world’s most iconic typefaces.
You can love it or hate it, use it for nearly anything or refuse to use it at all. But however you feel about Helvetica, no one can deny its place in society.
Choosing the right font for your next project is more than just an aesthetic decision. Brands have numerous factors to consider, from price to deadlines to the importance of being unique, all of which influence the selection process.
When screens get smaller, spacing gets tight, details get lost, and forms blend together. The resulting legibility issues can make for a frustrating reading experience. Here’s how to find the fonts that can fix it.
In many ways the idea that Helvetica is a ‘neutral’ typeface has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That’s not to say it isn’t, but the neutrality narrative is only half the story.
Ambiguity, from Charles Nix, offers a chance to pause for thought, question the state of affairs, and indulge in a little bit of enjoyable discomfort.