Words are essential and frequently taken for granted in the process of design. No on really understands the angst and the struggles that designers go through to look for the most ideal typeface to convey the message in a manner that captures it in the best possible way.
Selecting fonts is also an art form. Regardless of your experience in the industry, you might struggle with the design of the font. That is the reason why it makes a difference to have a passion for design as well as to study the current work in the world of advertising.
The approach to the project’s designing type includes the consideration of the visual contrast. For instance, the bold font for the headline with the thin typeface for body copy pairs well and aesthetically pleasing to one’s eye. Just keep the old expression in mind that opposites attract. A great designer selects fonts that work very well together that the intended viewers do not even notice the font and gets the message in a clear manner.
Pairing the serif with the sans serif font is a classic type combination. It is crucial to consider the personality of the fonts you pick when choosing pairs. You do not like them to complete with one another or cause a tension. If you choose the bold sans serif, you do not like a bold serif with tons of flourish as the partner. The best thing you should do is to put these together in your layout and see if they’re great together.
In terms of font combinations, less means more. Tons of people like using a lot of typefaces all in a document. The golden rule is not using more than 2 various typeface families in a project. Arial, Arial Bold, Arial Italic, and so on belong in the same family of font. It is when you combine a third option that this becomes Alphabet Soup and you don’t want to consider Comic Sans to join the party.
If you are wondering why the combination of serif and sans serif works very well, Garamond and Helvetica Neue are distinguishable and could be neutral and they keep visual organization on the page. The same fonts were used on the left like from the right, yet the size of the headline is bigger than the primary text as well as main text was some points smaller. With the use of various font sizes, it will help guide the eyes to see the most essential element first.
Never pick typefaces that are in one category like the slab or script fonts. There will not be enough visual difference between these two and this could look like mush.
To top it all, there are really no rules that are written in the stone with the type design. It can be extremely time consuming and frustrating for people who are searching for a quick answer. The only thing that you should do is to play with your imaginations and be creative.
Posted by Randy Blakeslee- GetnSocial
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