August 18, 2011

a quick and comprehensive guide to type

Cliff Kuang at Fast Company Design discusses an infographic on type design:

Created by someone who only calls themselves Noodlor, it does a pretty superb job laying out the basics of typography, such as the common types of faces, ranging from regular to condensed, and the anatomy of letterforms, which includes ascenders. There’s also the very keen nugget of wisdom that 95% of graphic design is actually typography. But where it gets really good is in the “What It’s Saying” section –

(thanks, Lex)

comments

  1. andrea on August 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I think this is pretty much the best.