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TypeNotes issue no. three

Adventures in Space: Spaces

June 14, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

To conclude my Adventures in Space series, I would like to take a look at the different kinds of spaces. While Spacing, Kerning, and Tracking focused on the space between characters, this last episode examines the spaces outside the words. There is quite a bit more than just the word space – if you select the Insert White Space fly-out from the Type menu in Adobe® InDesign® for example, you discover a dozen different space characters. And when you are designing for the web, Unicode provides several different space entities for online use. Using the right kind of space can make your life easier, and it will definitely help you improve your typesetting.

Designing a wedding invitation

June 09, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Like weddings themselves, wedding invitation design is an exercise in cultural tradition. This brief designers’ guide will cover American norms, applicable also to much of the English-speaking world.

Letternews: FF Transit Week

June 08, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

If you’ve ever taken a train in Berlin, you’ve likely seen FF Transit at work. It’s the compact humanist sans that sets the timetables and overhead signage, labels all the maps, and marks all the exits. From now through June 15, 2016: enjoy over 80% off the entire family only at FontShop.

Letternews: Fonts For Wedding Invitations

June 01, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

It’s June. Wedding bells soon will ring, and invitations to ceremonies and receptions take their places on the designer’s workbench, waiting for the perfect typeface …

Fonts for Editorial

May 31, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

In Beatrice Warde’s famous crystal goblet essay, she argues that the role of type is to invisibly convey its message, to carry the words’ meaning, and otherwise disappear. And I think it’s clear what she’s saying is that the typography ought not distract the reader from the text, but this “long-winded and fragrant metaphor,” finds its limits outside of “quietly set book-pages.” Editorial design operates under different constraints. Yes, minimize distraction while reading, but a number of other practical concerns peculiar to editorial work define the look and function of editorial faces.