- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on March 19, 2013
An important aspect in the education of a designer is learning about those who came before. One influential designer not to be overlooked is Herb Lubalin (Loob-a-lin), who was one of the most prominent figures in typography and type-centric design in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on February 20, 2013
Over the years I’ve answered many questions about the rules for smart quotes, dumb quotes, and primes. I’ve assembled the answers here with some additions, updates, and revisions for clarity, accuracy, and ease of reference.
Smart vs. Dumb quotes
Q. What’s the difference between smart and dumb quotes, and what’s the big deal?
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on January 16, 2013
Steve Lambert cannot be categorized. Although I was first attracted to his intriguing typographic neon work, further exploration revealed a depth of self-expression, purpose, and humor rarely found in traditional typography and graphic design. His work, which often contains an element of ‘performance art’, engages the viewer (sometimes literally!) with both medium and message in a social, physical, and occasionally political way.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on December 18, 2012
Q. How does font size affect its spacing?
A. In the most recent TypeTalk, we discussed how not all typefaces are suitable for both large and small sizes from a design perspective. But for the ones that can go from text to display (or vice versa) there is one characteristic that can usually benefit from some tweaking – and that is the spacing.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on November 21, 2012Body:
Q Are there any guidelines for selecting fonts for use at a range of sizes?
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on August 22, 2012Body:
Q: I have been using Adobe Illustrator CS4 to create typographic images for the web by using the Save for Web & Devices… optio