Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Guidelines for combining typefaces, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
Because of the complex array of typographic choices that are readily available, the most…common question I'm asked is how do I know what Typefaces go together?…Let's try to take some of the mystery out of making good type choices.…What we are looking for are type combinations which will live harmoniously with one another.…Using too many Typefaces can create visual cacophony.…It's like type soup, in many cases you might be better off selecting just one Typeface…which has a large family of variations.…
Helvetica Neue, for example is a very large family with many weights and widths.…And each of these comes with a matching set of italic letters.…Because the fonts all originate from one family member, you can be sure the other family members will play well together.…Here are a couple of projects each of which sticks to using one large Typeface which allows…the designer to achieve many different effects.…Each of these examples is really varied yet uses only one Typeface.…
You can see here that by using many different weights and widths from one family there's…
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typographic Differentiation
2. The Language of Type
3. Spacing and Alignment
4. Touching on Type Design
5. Legibility and Readability
6. Typographic Composition
Contrast and scale4m 54s
7. Thinking with Type
8. Specialized Uses
Working with numbers2m 10s
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