Fonts have seen a consistent number of creatively brilliant minds at work since long ago. The result has been an evolution of entire font families. Typefaces have become an immensely important part of every design piece. Nothing goes explained completely by image depiction alone. Words are an absolute necessity for things to have a clear meaning and make sense. But more important is how exactly those words are being shown on the screen. There are ways to give the text a back stage appearance… There are tons of ways to add weight just to the written stuff. The best practice is to wisely mesh the image and type depictions.
Here are a few things that you may want to know about typefaces and their profound significance in the design world.
The last decade has almost been a renaissance to the type arena. With every passing day of growing importance being given towards retina-friendly designs, types are being invented, discovered, created and recreated at an astounding pace. Today, almost every platform, that supports website building, a blog or just about any other kind of online communication medium, does have a specialized panel of types and fonts. Most of the time, they are unique.
The web overall is studded today with hundreds of typefaces, all being inspired from the age-old Helvetica and Gothic! There are ornamental varieties that suit almost all kinds of businesses and brand personalities. The modern type world is growing huge and there can literally be a font somewhere in some corner that exclusively depicts a particular emotion. Have we forgotten the peculiar spine crackling feel of the ‘Chiller’ horror font?
The tradition of using more than one font on one displayable area has actually been quite old. It can be dated back to the veteran eras, when press had reached its adolescence. The implication and utilization of multiple types have however changed significantly in recent times. While earlier it was just a scattered show of classic and ornamental type varieties, the present years are seeing a more assorted usage. It is more fashionable, more appropriate and yes, way more brand oriented. A brainless circus just to draw attention has become really rare.
Using multiple types on one page is a great way of drawing attention without deliberately grasping the visitor, given the exuberance of sultry colors and distinctive layouts. Here are a few reasons why multi-type usage has become so popular lately.
Simple designs (or more appropriately speaking the minimalist designs) do not have a hefty inclination towards colors and images. They are simple and clean. But being simple and clean definitely does not mean being uncommunicative! Fonts play an important role here. There is not much text, but whatever text is there enveloped inside fathoms of white spaces is in wonderful types.
Since minimal designs have a lot of white space, fonts have a good chance to enhance the beauty of such templates. Any additional information can be written in an attractive type as a partial filler to the white areas. Over cluttering is a strict No-No, but a sparse usage not only lets you convey those additional tit-bits – it also adds a beautifying factor to the template.
Typefaces have stayed in careful limelight since years. The trend has increased recently when new creations are popping up in web designs. The right kind of fonts belonging to the right type families all jumbled up in one page, the increase the chances that people would come and stick to your website. It is definitely one of the most interesting design subjects that would catch more attention in the coming years.
It is not just the type that you use, it is also about the indent and alignment of the words for which you are using those types. Some fonts look terrific when used horizontally while others look beautiful when placed vertically. Yet others look good when written crazily and disproportionally. Choosing how to place the types is as important as choosing the types themselves, when you are doing things in minimalist designs.