The Art of Illustrative Typography
In today’s Web Design & Advertising world & Corporate identity , your logo and your choice of typography speak volumes about you and your product . The most fundamental and basic principle of good Web Design is Typography .Your Font type will determine the success or the failure of your web design
therefore incorporating the right set of font type is considered crucial & otherwise : detrimental to your Web design.
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).
Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffiti artists, and clerical workers. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users.
Typography traces its origins to the first punches and dyes used to make seals and currency in ancient times.Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner. Type is combined with negative space, graphic elements and pictures, forming relationships and dialog between words and images.
The color and size of type elements are much more prevalent than in text typography. Most display typography exploits type at larger sizes, where the details of letter design are magnified. Color is used for its emotional effect in conveying the tone and nature of subject matter.
Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement; for example using bold, large text to convey a particular message to the reader.
Here are some of the best in Illusrtative Typographic Designs by some of the best Graphic Designers on the cornerstone of the www. Enjoy ~
Extensive Typographic Tutorials
If you would like to master or simply learn new skills concerning the illustrative process , manipulation or creation aspect of Typographic Art , then here are a few good tuts on various forms of Illustrative Typography .
- Fred Design : Rules for Good Typography
- Gomediazine : Photo shop & Illustrative Typography
- PSD Tuts
- 3 D Illustration Typography
- Abduzeedo : Frilly Bits Typography
- Mastering 3D Typographic Effects
- Creating Richly Ornate Illustrative Typography
- Typographic Portrait Illustration
- Type Sett
- Typography Served