Typography articles

The Art Of Calligraphy: Getting Started And Lessons Learned




 


 

Typography is a primary element of composition. Being a designer, I pay a lot of attention to its quality. Operating Photoshop is easy for me; however, to level up my skills, I am always learning to work with letters, using my hands, without any computer programs.

The Art Of Calligraphy: Getting Started And Lessons Learned

The first time I took a calligraphy course was about a year ago, and the decision was quite hard. I was sure that it would be painstaking and that I would need excellent handwriting to learn this art. How mistaken I was!

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The Art Of Hand Lettering




 


 

Hand lettering has taken the world by storm. It has become the beautiful connection — a juxtaposition — between design and words. The letter forms in the typography have been broken down into their shapes, flourishes, and textures.

The Art Of Hand Lettering

Hand lettering speaks volumes. This is an art form which allows us to see the space between the letters, and the style of the lettering as a piece of art that can deeply evoke emotions and bring meaning — nostalgia, happiness, joy, and love.

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Free Font Release: Yrsa & Rasa Available For Download


  

Editor’s Note: Today we are pleased to feature the new and free font families Yrsa and Rasa by David Březina and Anna Giedryś and their story behind the design process.

Free Font Release of Yrsa & Rasa

Yrsa and Rasa are two open-source type families published by Rosetta with generous financial support from Google. The fonts support over 92 languages in Latin script and 2 languages in Gujarati script. The family currently has 5 weights. They were designed and produced by Anna Giedryś and me and they are now released and ready for download.

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Tools And Resources For A More Meaningful Web Typography


  

It’s the small details that make a project shine. Solid typography, well-crafted with attention and care is one of them. A harmonious visual rhythm, typographic subtleties like soft caps, margin outdents or the correct use of hyphens and dashes — there are a lot of things that add up to it. In practice, however, publishing on the web is supposed to be fast, and the little details are often overlooked, which is a pity, because they are not only pleasing to the eye but also improve the reading experience.

Modular scale

The tools and resources compiled in this article will help you bring some of that meaning that typography has always benefitted from in print to your web projects. They simplify the process of establishing a solid foundation and modular scale to build upon, take care of the little details, so they don’t get lost along the way, and offer solutions to common pitfalls. Are you ready to do some catching up on that type game?

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