Tag: Legibility31 articles
Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.
Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.
In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Right place, right time: The complicated legacy of Helvetica, one of the world’s most iconic typefaces.
You can love it or hate it, use it for nearly anything or refuse to use it at all. But however you feel about Helvetica, no one can deny its place in society.
Fonts play an indispensable role in shaping your experience of published media, working in a deliberate way to communicate the information clearly and legibly.
Tiny type poses a big design challenge. “Micro type”—typically under 10 point—is a fast-growing part of our collective reading diet. Whether in eBooks, smart watches, package labeling, or any number of “micro type” environments, when letterforms become smaller, spacing gets tight, details get lost, and forms blend together. The resulting legibility issues can make for a frustrating reading experience.
There’s more to a political campaign than ideology. Fonts and design play a crucial role in conveying a candidate's personality (or lack thereof), perspective, and potential.
Ambiguity, from Charles Nix, offers a chance to pause for thought, question the state of affairs, and indulge in a little bit of enjoyable discomfort.
Juan Erquicia, Group Brand Manager at Santander, discusses the hurdles his brand faced heading into its rebrand, and how a custom font from Monotype helped solve those challenges.
Fonts play an important role in delivering a smooth experience to financial customers, and also help financial institutions keep up with evolving expectations.
Behind the font highlights the people and process behind the fonts you love and use. This installment features Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.
Retail customers are scattered across a wide range of touchpoints and react with them all interchangeably. However, they're all linked through the mobile experience.
Setting text in augmented and virtual reality presents new design challenges. Learn about six fonts that can enhance your AR/VR creations.
Tom Rickner, veteran type designer, shares his personal role in the beginnings of type’s most exciting development in decades.
Absorbing information quickly is more than a convenience at 60mph. Fonts for cars must emit visual appeal and brand consistency, while being exceptionally legible and readable at a glance. This collection illustrates a sampling of typefaces that can be read easily to help keep drivers’ eyes where they belong — on the road.