[Design] All About Titling Fonts

From CreativePro.comAll About Titling Fonts:


All About Titling FontsWhen looking for just the right display typeface, have you considered a titling font? If not, you are missing out on an entire category of possibilities. Titling fonts are typefaces designed specifically for headline or display usage. They are usually all caps, but some can contain lowercase, and even small caps! Titling fonts differ from their text counterparts in that their scale, proportion, and design details have been tweaked to look best at larger sizes. They often have an increased weight contrast between the thick and thin parts of the characters, and can sometimes have more condensed proportions than their text-sized cousins if part of a family. This sub-category of display typefaces tend to have a refined, even dramatic look ? qualities that make them an excellent choice for books, magazines, movie titles and sequences, logos, signage, or any usage that calls for large-sized type benefiting from finessed design details as well as a touch of elegance. Titling fonts can be part of an existing typeface or a stand-alone design. They are most often- but not always – serif designs with pronounced weight contrast, as it is the thin strokes that vary the most in typestyles intended for text…



[#Design] Historical Seattle on a Typographic Pub Crawl

From CreativePro.comStepping Through Historical Seattle on a Typographic Pub Crawl:


Stepping Through Historical Seattle on a Typographic Pub CrawlWhen I found out that the annual North American typography conference,┬áTypeCon, was going to be in my hometown of Seattle, I decided to create a conference event that would somehow provide a unique experience to typographers from out-of-town. My love for the city is deep since I’ve lived here my entire life (aside from spending my undergraduate years in Spokane, WA and at graduate school in Scotland). Seattle – nestled between the water and the mountains – offers everything our art-creating, coffee-drinking, airplane-making, software-programming locals desire. The knowledgeable Paul Shaw was already scheduled to give his famous TypeCon typography walk in downtown Seattle, so I wanted to choose a different neighborhood and add a little something to make it unique. After all, my first font release, Bemis, in 2013, was based on the 1917 inscription on the historic Bemis building in Seattle. I loved the look of the high-waisted capital letters, so I created a historical revival inspired by the B-E-M-I-S letterforms inscribed onto the front of the brick building. KUOW and The Seattle Times found the project intriguing, so it received a bit of publicity. So combining my interests in typography and in historical Seattle, it seemed as though I might have something…



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