The best way to talk about typography is not to talk about it 😉 This post is mostly filled with videos on what I’d like to share with you on the subject. When it comes to typography, I’m always learning, looking at, and unlearning things about typography. A strange, but sometimes necessary thing to do.
Ever heard of Kinetic Typography?
From Wikipedia: Kinetic typography—the technical name for “moving text”—is an animation technique mixing motion and text to express ideas using video animation. This text is presented over time in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion.
Typography can make or break a design. It has the power to transform the look ‘n feel of a book cover.
Here are a few examples of the same design – but using different typefaces.
[No imagery used intentionally because I want you to focus on the typeface itself.]
Although very subtle, each cover carries a different feel.
Here are a few websites you may want to bookmark…
For designers, buying font sets is an expensive route, but worth looking into as an investment, rather than money spent. It can be hard to save those pennies! but try to think of it as added value to your service… ie. once you have those pennies saved up 😉
Most days I Google search everything. This video – though not about typography – has the visual elements and honest motivation needed on most days!…
In case you can’t watch the video, here’s the list of 29 things to stay creative.
- Make lists
- Carry a notebook everywhere
- Try free writing
- Get away – from the computer
- Quit beating yourself up
- Take breaks
- Sing in the shower
- Drink coffee
- Listen to new music
- Be open
- Surround yourself with creative people
- Get feedback
- Don’t give up
- Practice, practice, practice
- Allow yourself to make mistakes
- Go somewhere new
- Count your blessings
- Get lots of rest
- Take risks
- Break the rules
- Don’t force it
- Read a page of the dictionary (really?)
- Create a framework
- Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect
- Got an idea? Write it down
- Clean your workspace
- Have fun!
- Finish something
A brilliant video by Ira Glass on Storytelling. For writers and designers. It’s exactly what I needed to hear. I hope it’s exactly what you need to hear too…