For the Love of Fonts 3: Typography Tips & Terms for Beginners

Now that you know how to pick the perfect fonts and match them up, I’m sure you’re eager to start using them. For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than turning everyday words into something eye-catching, effortless, and effective. Which is deeply ironic, since text-only design used to be the bane of my existence. Ah, if Past Elza could only see me now…

Despite our rocky beginnings, typography is an integral (and enjoyable) part of my graphic design work. Today, I’m going to help you begin to make sense of the various concepts, common terms, and techniques that make up the world of typography.

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Share

Take this week as an opportunity to open up and talk about how you’re feeling. Giving voice to your worries is often the best way to start confronting them.

Tip of the Week: give something away this week!

Share something you’re ready to get rid of this week on social media, or in the comments!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week June 28 - July 4: Detail
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Detail

Train your eye on the details around you to find little beauties, underappreciated ingenuity, and maybe a surprise or two!

Tip of the Week: pay attention to homonyms this week!

Share an interesting detail about yourself this week on social media, or in the comments!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Step

Don’t spend all your time looking backward. Take this week as an opportunity to do something to step up and be there for your future self.

Tip of the Week: be on the lookout for feathers this week!

Share the ways you’re making steps in the right direction this week on social media, or in the comments!