Recently I had the pleasure to visit a dear customer in his office.
It was double or triple pleasure. Not only because my customer is nice and charming, his office is located in one of the most interesting areas of Berlin. Read the rest of this entry
Nearly all Bloggers follow certain strategies in posting. For Bloggers traffic is important. The more traffic the better the blog. Traffic means how many people click to read your blog. Read the rest of this entry
I am going to play a bit with some quotes and fonts I think are appropriate for the very quote. My target is to create some more nice timeline-covers.
Basic is always to use the image-processing program of your choice, in my case Photoshop.
Timeline covers are 850 x 315 pixel, you need a resolution of 72 dpi, since we are going to produce for web. I usually start with a file which has a transparent background.
Make sure that you always work with different layers.
Today I play a bit with the quote: “Princess in Training” …going to make a lovely timeline cover for a girl.
After opening my file I choose a foreground color in the pink range … #c714dc. I chose the tool “gradient” and the so called “Angle gradient” Read the rest of this entry
Want some fancy font? Today you get it.
My friend Alessa of the Carolina HeartStrings became a self declared font addicted and she doesn’t even blame me, lucky me. So recently Alessa asked me about a heart font. Actually I don’t have any. There are some with the name heart in it on my HD, but they came out to be kinda boring. No hearts in them.
But I found a very fancy one, its name is
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Today I start a little series on FunFonts … Fonts shaped like animals or little blocks …
enjoy. Read the rest of this entry
I have chatted with customers and fellow designers recently and I found out that both think finding a suitable font is kind of magic or mystery.
I can assure you: it isn’t.
The process doing a logo is sometimes quite long, depending on my ideas or on mismatch of my ideas with the customer’s ideas or technical issues or … whateva.
It is a process.
Today I will show you how I usually find a font for a logo.
Usually the final font is the result of a matter of taste … the taste of YOU – my customer. Read the rest of this entry
Today I would love to talk to you about fonts in general.
You all know by now, that fonts can be classified into major systems. We have serif fonts, we have grotesques or san serif fonts, we have slab fonts, we have script fonts and we have dingbats and we have something I would call fun fonts.
But all fonts have something in common, even dingbats, although they don’t come along with letters but signs.
All fonts are aligned at a kind of typographic line system. Read the rest of this entry
I recently wondered why people seem to be not so interested in my hobby fonts than in the more lighthearted subjects like “wordpress tips” or “getting to know about Helen what you didn’t dare to ask”.
Nicole Bandes came across with a suggestion that people might not know why using different fonts.
I started that series last year after talking to some friends who used to tell me that they are usually using “Standard fonts”. Standard fonts are fonts like Arial or Times for them.
My purpose for that series “Font of the Week” is to make you guys aware that there are so much more fonts than just Arial or Times or even Calibri. Typeface designers like Luke de Groot or Jan Tschichold haven’t designed the fonts just to please Melissa Barham and Helen Bogun. They are there to be used, by all of us. Read the rest of this entry
Today we do it the elegant way. I have decided to talk a bit about an old style serif font.
The font’s name is:
Sabon has been created by the German typographer and calligrapher Jan Tschichold in 1967.
The font bases on the famous Garamond-font, but Tschichold made it more legible. At that time typesetting didn’t happen on computers, as we know it. Printers used so called phototypesetting machines. Major systems were Monotype and Linotype and by creating the Sabon Tschichold made sure that reproduction on both systems were brought to the same standard. Read the rest of this entry
Now and then when I explore new fonts I joke around and tell my friend that it is to me like exploring a candy shop. Lately my friend Roy A. Ackerman of The Adjuvancy, LLC (give him a like on Facebook) told me, that he doesn’t fancy candy so much but rather chocolate.
Ok Roy, this font is for you!
It is called Chocolate Drops – please be careful while eating, and brush your teeth afterwards.
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My friend Anja had the honor to chose today’s font. She told me that she pretty much loves the old style fonts, but not really knowing what the font is called. I showed her a picture of it and she happily agreed that this is her favorite font. It is called “Fraktur”.
As the name of the font implements it is a fractured font – gebrochene Schrift. Read the rest of this entry