How to Choose an Art Deco Font for Display Use


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Choosing an Art Deco font for display use

Art Deco fonts were originally in use in the '20s and '30s, about the same time as Paul Renner was designing the Geometric Sans Serif font, Futura, and Eric Gill was designing the Humanist Sans Serif font, Gill Sans. Art Deco fonts are usually streamlined and strive for geometric beauty like the lettering seen here on the American Stock Exchange. They represent luxury and prosperity even during the Great Depression. They celebrated new technologies and materials.

Art Deco was opulent and luxurious, a reaction to the forced austerity imposed by World War I on the French artists and designers who initiated the style. As a general style, Art Deco was often described as purely decorative. Some Art Deco fonts are characterized by straight lines and sharp angles, like the lettering here in the Empire State Building. There aren't many Art Deco fonts available for the Web. A contemporary digital font, LTC Broadway, is based on the original font designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 19...

Choosing an Art Deco font for display use
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Choosing an Art Deco font for display use provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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