Reading #2 Tuesday Class

18 responses to “Reading #2 Tuesday Class”

  1. In both articles there are some overlapping ideas about what makes typography visually pleasing. For example, both articles recommend mixing sans serif, and serif typefaces typefaces in a complementary fashion in order to make designs look more interesting. As well as creating some sort of visual contrast with type to keep the viewer’s interest. Another factor that is very integral in typographic design is to consider the context of the work you are creating; for example you do not want to use an informal typeface for a governmental document, and you do not want to use a formal typeface like Times New Roman for a child’s birthday party invitation. It is in following the principles presented in both articles that will help a graphic designer to develop visually pleasing typographic designs.

  2. Both articles cover the “do’s” and “dont’s” of choosing and applying typefaces and fonts. Typefaces all possess a certain personality that should match your purpose of using a certain type. Using a combination of typefaces should be limited to only two and should match but not match too much where it becomes a blob of information and should differentiate in font sizes to be better distinguishable. A well-matched pair of type is Serif and Sans Serif. Where one is bold and heavy in weight and the other is slimmer. Sans Serif fonts can be used for headers and titles or for pieces of information that need to stand out more, while Serif can be for body paragraphs and intro’s. Both articles provide great tips and tools that can help learning designers create work that is beautiful yet useful.

  3. Both articles are very helpful on the understanding of combining type faces, they have clear and valid examples. For me the most important advice from the articles is to use sans and serif as our base for combinations. this means that by limiting our fonts and type faces choices we could build an understanding on how to state a hierarchy on the design that we intend to do, whereas the design is for an invitation, a website or a poster, the message has to be clear and consistent.

  4. After reading the two articles about how to combine fonts. And best practices of combining typefaces. I learned that it very important of how you want the viewer to see first and what must stand out to viewers. to see your work. Also they mentioned how we should make the context easier to read. It should not be something so messy. It must be clean and organized. It is also important to use font that is in the same family font. In addition it states how serif and San serifs tend to work pretty well, especially at contrasting sizes. And how they can display a better resolution in online and screen. “Simple is better “it is better to stick with two fonts because it will increase the readability.

  5. Mixing type faces can be a difficult task, as you don’t want clashing between your type faces or for them to look to similar. Both articles suggest that when mixing type faces one of the main goals to make a typographical hierarchy ensuring that one type doesn’t overpower the other. There are many ways to do this but what is suggested in both articles is to use fonts that work well with each other, as well as using fonts of different weights from the same family. While not using fonts of the same family it is important to not use to many fonts (it is suggested no more than 2-3) unless it is the stylistic preference you are aiming for. The type faces themselves should be appropriate for the design you are making, a sleek modern type wouldn’t go with a retro ornate design and vise versa. When pairing a decorative type with a normal type face the most important information should use the decorative type while the extra information should use the normal type face. Overall when mixing types the simpler it is the better.

  6. After reading both these article combining typeface has it benefit

  7. The combination of fonts was a quite difficult concept for me. Usually I would do the combination through Photoshop, individually, but after reading the two articles on font combination I have learned how to combine them effectively and efficiently. Additionally, I did extra research on my own to see how I would be able to combine graphics besides other fonts into fusions of font graphic hybrids for my designing purposes. I am extremely glad for reading these articles, as it helped me to improve on a concept I had some difficulty with.

  8. Combining fonts can be sometimes tricky. The two articles go over the best ways to successfully combine two fonts together and make it seem whole. Key factors are things such as visual hierarchy, readability, creating contrasts, limiting the numbers of fonts being used in one project. Combining a Sans Serif font with a Serif font is always a good idea, as the two compliment each other and create contrast as well. Creating a role for each font type is also helpful, as it helps the user decide which text should be the header and which should be the paragraph. Usually, the simple route works best, it is never a good idea to mix too many typefaces altogether because that may disturb the readers from the message that is actually trying to be sent.

  9. After reading both of these articles, I now have a better understanding of using typefaces properly and how to best execute an aesthetically pleasing design that is informative and communicative. Both articles discuss the many things designers should consider when working with text and typefaces and how to use these tips effectively. The articles mention different ways to use and combine typefaces and what to avoid when designing a composition. Some of the important points made by both articles include using typefaces that complement each other, either by using both a sans serif and a serif, focusing on line weight and size, using various fonts from the same font family, and using fonts that are appropriate for the design being made that will best display the text and communicate the message. They also highlight the importance of using kerning and leading to make the text easily readable. The articles also mention great tips on what should be avoided when designing a composition with text, such as using fonts that are too similar, not specifying line weight and size in the proper places (such as for headings, sub headings, etc.), improper kerning and leading,and using fonts that do not match the theme of the design or the text itself. Both articles also mention the importance of doing research when the design you are making is set to represent a specific time period or idea, so that you can find the best and most appropriate fonts to achieve a convincing design.

  10. After reading the following two articles, I’ve got a better grasp on how to combine and balance the use of different typefaces to convey a design that can be easily communicated to the reader. By mixing serif with san serif typefaces, you are creating a design with complementary typefaces. A general rule of thumb is to not use more than two different typefaces as it’s against the rules of design.

  11. From both articles I learned there are some “rules” when it comes combining fonts together. As a designer, we need to learn what does client need and what do they want to express from design. By mix weights and fonts can enhance the design bring visual hierarchy to the viewer. I think these so-called “rules” are guidelines and references for the designer to follow but not limited for imagination and creativities.

  12. (Did it on Thursday section on February 25) I’m excited to read these two articles because I learn a lot of useful rules about how to create great typeface combinations. The rules are efficient, and I will use them in my next artworks. However, they’re a little hard for me to completely understand how to use now because I have questions, such as how to figure out which types of fonts are from the same family, and which fonts I should use for different cultural contexts. I need to learn more about the history of fonts and how they match the different cultures. I believe that I will know how to use these rules after learning more about the history and concerns of fonts. What’s more and the most important is practicing more as the article suggests.

  13. After reading both articles, i’m definitely going to be more cautious of how to utilize different typefaces with each other and knowing how to use them for different moods and purposes. I know there are many “do’s” and “don’ts” but by looking at the comparisons in article #2 its really more about what is visually pleasing and overall commutative, in my opinion before even reading the paragraphs explaining what was wrong and what was right, i saw what looked better and what did not right away. Its important as an artist to be educated on these principles for jobs and so forth but designers generally have a very keen eye with what looks good. it was very educational and i learned a lot by reading that and became a little more comfortable with how ill go about artwork in the future.

  14. Both articles explain how to better combine fonts. The use of each type of font will give people a different reading experience, so when different fonts are combined, it is easier to read the different levels of the article. For example, the serif and sans-serif fonts are a classic combination of pairs, and combining the two together creates unnecessary conflicts in the design. It is also important to adjust the font size, thickness, color, and kerning, and avoid using fonts that are too similar to avoid discomfort in reading.

  15. Both these articles cover the rules when concerning mixing types faces together. The general rule was that at the end of the day its more of a gut feeling on what looks good. but there some specific guidelines that helped you like never mixing two types face of the of the same style like a slab with a slab or that it is safe using types from the same family,

  16. I have learned that there are a few things to watch out when combining typefaces, first think about if this typeface is the correct one for the occasion, and do not mix too much different types together, it will make the eye very tired when reading. I would say if it is a fairly long paragraph, do not use fonts with serifs, sans serifs are more clean and easy to read. Mixing types that are too decorative in design are not to be done, because it will just look too complicated and messy. Think of the emotion of the message, if it is a very strong and important message, maybe a typeface with very bold and modern design will be best.

  17. After reading these two articles, I found that although there is no absolute rule in font art, it plays a vital role in practice. These two articles are helpful for understanding combining fonts and combining typefaces, and also provide many useful examples. In order to develop a typographical hierarchy and readability to ensure that one type does not overwhelm the other, the article also mentions how to better combine the sans and serif fonts to achieve complementary fonts design.

  18. After reading both articles, I learn mix two typefaces make the design more interesting. The best combination is mix Serif and Sans Serif. Sans serif is bold and heavy in weight and the other is slimmer. Sans Serif fonts can be used for headers and titles or for pieces of information that need to stand out more, while Serif can be for body paragraphs and intro’s. In the other hands, mixing type faces can be a difficult task, so we need to practice more to understand it. The big rule we can follow is simpler it is the better.

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