Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category

An important typography tweak we should remember

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Hanging punctuation is an area of typographic design which has suffered at the hands of lot of web designers. It’s a term which refers to glyph positioning to create the illusion of a uniform edge of text.

It’s most commonly used for pull-quotes, but I feel the most neglected is that of bulleted lists. I have tried to put on the differences.

Examples of Hanging Punctuation

Lists — Without Hanging bullets

Left body of type is pretty much destroyed, aesthetically, when punctuation isn’t hung. The eye looks for straight lines everywhere, when type is indented in this way, it destroys the flow of text.

With Hanging bullets

With hanging punctuation the flow of text on the left hand side is uninterrupted. The bullets, glyphs or numbers sit in the gutter to highlight the list. This representation of a list is more sophisticated visually and more legible.

Pull-quotes — Without Hanging Punctuation

Nothing is more irritating than badly typeset quotes. The interruption to flow is considerable and the overall effect is pretty unsightly

With Hanging Punctuation

Quotation marks should be ‘hung’ – See diagram above. In this example the quotation marks are hung either side of the quote. Once again this allows uninterrupted reading for the audience.

Graphics & Font Inspirations

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

2 new inspirational resources for Designers in the form of Graphics and Font styles.


This mag is predominately a showcase for vector artists. So there is plenty of eye candy and lot’s of fun work on display. There are also thoughtful and mature artists presented in the magazine as well. You’ll see extremely personal work, commercial work, and work that spans multiple genres. Each artist gets a full page and a link. So, if you really like a particular artists work you can learn more about them.

Font Magazine

This magazine promotes fonts, it also provides inspiration and commentary on design and visual communication. This magazine brings us interesting articles from a global perspective. It focuses on design that makes a difference in various places around the world in order to broaden our perspective on design.

Typography resource

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Designers have always experimented with Typograhy and its really tricky in thinking which font suits your design best and cover all the aspects of type settings. Check on through this website on qulaity resources of typography and various articles, and inspirations and all about fonts and its usage.

Typography for Headlines

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

I’ve been thinking about how I might improve the typography in my headlines – be more creative, give them more ‘pop’, that sort of thing. So I took a look around some of the sites I frequent the most for some inspiration (and maybe even spot a trend or two).

Here’s a collection of the ones that caught my eye.

Parting Thoughts

Big type is in – the bigger the better! But for how long? Unusual date treatments (e.g. calendar style) seems to be increasing in popularity, and is certainly a style that appeals to me.What did surprise me is how many sites (not web design-related) have awful typography, even well known, highly trafficked ones.I’d certainly be interested to know about other examples that I’ve missed. I’m sure there are plenty out there.

Further Reading

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