In the broadest sense, typography is the design and use of typefaces as a means of visual communication from calligraphy to the ever-developing use of digital type.
Typography is sometimes seen as encompassing many separate fields from the type designer who creates letterforms to the graphic designer who selects typefaces and arranges them on the page.
Explore all the areas of typography important to using and understanding type including the history of typograpy, practical typography tutorials, and creative typography explorations.
- Classification / Anatomy (25)
- Typography Tutorials (163)
- Font Design (41)
- Font Software (41)
- History of Typography (64)
- Technical / Troubleshooting (36)
Type Design Quotations
Learning about type design through the words of type designers and others. Take a look at what it takes to do font design (make your own fonts or make fonts to sell).
In others words... the meaning and purpose of typography in pithy little quotes.
What is Typography?
Learn what typography means today, especially typography used in connection with desktop publishing.
What is the Best Way to Choose or Mix and Match Fonts?
These guidelines for choosing fonts won't always work for you, but nine times out of ten they'll give you the typography results you want with the least amount of trial and error.
Typography includes text composition or the arrangement of type on the page. These are the tasks involved in text composition.
Exploring Found Typography
While you might not have access to a hand-fed letterpress or be enrolled in a graphic design and typography class, anyone could try the typography exploration exercises described by Brian P. Lawler in this creativepro.com article.
The About Desktop Publishing site offers both general and specific typography information for designers and the general public.Explore definitions, tutorials on using type, type design, troubleshooting font problems, and how to do typesetting or text composition.
Pick Your Path to Learning About Desktop Publishing
The path to everything you need to know about desktop publishing. A topical index to this site.