Illustration and typography don’t always play nice. When they do, however, it can create some beautiful and compelling imagery. Which is which in this scenario, however? Is a beautiful illustration that also features typography an illustration or, well, a piece of typography? Both. Also, ultimately it doesn’t matter. Beauty is beauty, no matter the name. Read on for 35 of the greatest “typographical illustrations” floating around the web right now. We’ll even feature links to each designer so you can see more of their stuff:
Fonts! There are just so many of them. Where do you even start with narrowing down the thousands and thousands to a more manageable top 100? Luckily, a German magazine has done the legwork for you.
But how did they do that? Rating aesthetics isn’t the same as a baseball stat or something. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. Here is their take. The judges used three sets of objective data and assigned a percentage of importance to each one. FontShop sales accrued %40, Historical value and perceived meaning took up %30 and general aesthetic qualities filled out the remaining %30.
Typography is the best, isn’t it? But it’s a field that is always growing, always changing. In short, we need apps! Apps! Apps! Luckily, the web is filled with tons of helpful typography and font apps that are just a hop, skip and a jump away. Here are 21 of the absolute greatest:
Changing computer fonts can result in significant savings on printing costs, according to one US university
Planning on bringing something into the real world by sending it through a printer? You had better read this. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched the default font for its emails from Arial to Century Gothic. The institution reported that the new font requires about 30% less ink, which costs up to $10,000 per gallon. That’s a lot of late night pizzas.
Here at WebRulon, we constantly scour the net to give you the best links “money” can buy. This time around? Typography. Here are a few helpful links that have popped up over the past week. Enjoy and, as always, thank us later.
25 creative use of typography in packaging design – Some of these are really cool, and oddly, most feature ads for liquor. Who knew the powers that be in liquordom were so creative. Shouldn’t they be too, um, drunk for that?
Looking for some inspritation? Check out these great typography magazines.
Description: “TYPO is a unique magazine. The name TYPO gives away the main focus of the magazine – typography, which is discussed from different points of view and with connection to other fields such as architecture, photography, social science, and aesthetics. It introduces, in a very lively and readable manner, all outstanding individuals of typography and their work.”…