Can typography make cringey words beautiful and sophisticated?
People are interesting animals. Words, single words, can cause us to have physical reactions. Each of us has a word-trigger. There are words that make us uncomfortable and squirm. There are stomach-churning, eye-twitchy, and eye-rolling words. But what if, through typography, one could beautify them? Would it change one’s reaction? This is a semi-scientific test with a free font.
18 Famous Logos with Virtually Identical Letter Spacing
A client says “add more space between the characters” or “make the spacing tighter.” How do you define this space? Is there a there a “standard range” of natural spacing between characters? It seemed to my naked eye that many famous logos had a similar range of spacing that made them approachable as brands. I wanted to know if I was right by examining and comparing logos in a unique way.
Minimalism is about distilling elements until only the essentials remain. Minimal elements – maximal impact. This allows the subject matter to be viewed with few distractions. Minimalist typography carefully examines font choice, font weight, tracking, kerning, leading, layout positioning and color.