Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files and font usage, part of Designing a Typographic Swiss-Style Poster.
- If you're a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the files used in this course, here in the exercise files folder. If you're a monthly subscriber, you won't have access to these files, but you will be able to follow along with files of your own. In terms of typeface usage, Swiss design is associated with neutral, sans-serif typefaces, particularly Akzidenz-Grotesk. That's a typeface that is not available on Typekit, so I'll be using a close match, Aktiv Grotesk.
Typekit is part of the Creative Cloud, so if you have a Creative Cloud subscription, you have access to Typekit. If you open a document containing Typekit fonts, you'll see a warning dialog asking you to sync these. If you don't have access to Typekit, you can substitute a neutral, sans-serif typeface, like Helvetica or Arial.