Typography

not_my_type

Fonts that are not my type

I recently watched a fun SNL video starring Ryan Gosling about how he is still, years later, haunted by the logo for the movie Avatar. Why? Because it uses the...
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Easy to read fonts

I get asked all the time what are the best fonts to use on websites. A few years ago the answer was pretty black and white, but, if used correctly,...
TYPEKIT fonts

A few of my favorite Adobe Typekit fonts

If you are an Adobe user like me, you are familiar with their font library, Typekit. Typekit has thousands of fonts that are ready-to-use and in their library. You can...
google fonts

A few of my favorite Google Fonts

Google fonts are fantastic, and not just because they are 100% free, open-source fonts that are viewable in all browsers - they are also easy to use and most are...
variable font introduction

An brief introduction to variable fonts

In September, I read news introducing variable fonts and I was excited about the potential they have in the web design world. Responsive design had mammoth impacts on web design and...
no fail font pairings

No fail font combinations

These days there is no shortage of font choices to use on your website or marketing materials. This is great because the choices are limitless and this is bad for...
Dress-up your website with Google Fonts

Dress-up your website with Google Fonts

There are occasions when normal, boring serifs and san serifs just won't do because something bolder and more decorative is needed to fit the bill. If you find your blog or...
the dyslexie font

The Dyslexie Font

Dyslexia is reading disability which is caused by a glitch with the brain’s ability to process symbols. There are many different severity levels of dyslexia but it is commonly represented...
graphic design trends

Graphic Design Trend: Illustrative Typography

Sometimes you need a normal or polite font, like a simple serif or handsome sans serif and then there are times when you need something that will make more of...
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Font classifications for non-designers

There are probably millions of fonts available to designers today. The large selection is good, because of the variety, but bad because it makes choosing the perfect font difficult. Maybe...
designwithdimension

Make your design pop with 3D fonts

Are you looking to try something different in your next design? Three-dimensional designs can make an ordinary design pop, so why not add a few 3D fonts to your next design...
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Typewriter fonts

The thought of composing on an old-fashioned typewriter makes my brain hurt and brings back horrific memories of running out of correction tape and white-out the night before my final...
Friday Night Fonts

Friday Night Fonts: A Tuesday Special

Whether you are a teacher, professor, coach, sorority or fraternity member or just a nerdy and enthusiastic student, it can be hard to find just the right font for that poster...
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Sleek and unique sans serif fonts

Sans serif fonts are easy on the eyes and are great for websites, but sometimes they can be a little bit boring. If you are you looking for a sans...
serif fonts

Bold and beautiful serifs

My design career started with print design, so serif fonts have a special place in my heart. You see them in magazines, newspapers and in huge headlines all over town....
free hipster fonts

Hipster fonts that are fun and free

It's hip to have fonts and you can never have too many, especially when those hip fonts are free. These fun and creative fonts aren't for everyone, but I'm sure...
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Typography trends

2016 is showing some fun and relaxing typography styles. Take a look at these trends and see if one would work on your design. Overlays Photo overlays are gaining steam...
Work-Sans-Font

A few my favorite Google web fonts

The days of only have a handful of web safe fonts out there to work with are long gone. There are now plenty of web-safe fonts to choose from that...
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Dissecting Letters, Part 2

This is Part 2 of Dissecting Letter, you can read Part 1 here. We love fonts here at Sumy Designs, and have developed a foundry of knowledge for anyone who...
dissecting-letters

Dissecting Letters, Part 1

There are more fonts than we could possible ever count. The digital age has brought ease to what was once a laboring process. When creating these fonts every designer needed...
The Spaces of Typography

The Spaces of Typography

Kerning The spaces between individual characters in a word that we adjust to create a result that is aesthetically pleasing. Kerning is more often likened to the reduction of space...