Slab Serif: Egyptian Type Styles

Continuing the history of typography we now discover many sans serif type faces and how they became modified with serifs to become the Slab Serif or Egyptian classification with fonts like Rockwell, Clarendon and others August 30, 2010

Decorative & Display Typestyles

In this part six of the series, we look at one of the most beloved classifications -- yet probably the most over-used generas: Decorative & Display Typestyles : Wood Type, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Fat Faces and more August 30, 2010

Script, Brush, Italic & Freehand

In part seven of our History of Type, we'll look at the script, brush, italic and freehand styles that everyone loves. From basic handwriting to steel brush, to digital calligraphy, the classification is called "scripts" August 30, 2010

Synthesis & Modern Day Fonts

The conclusion to our History of Typography covers the latest 'synthesis' fonts, as well as some striking new entries and the 'grunge' movement. This part also includes info about Thomas Phinney, his blog, and the bibliography for the whole history. August 30, 2010

Designing Type into Shapes

Now we'll take an inspirational look at just a few of our samples of excellent typography where letters, characters, letterforms, words and phrases have been bent and formed into a shape -- a powerful for building a metaphor or sending a visual message June 10, 2010

Ten types of GREEN type

10 excellent examples of using type and typography design with color to send visual, verbal and subliminal messages ... and the color is GREEN! April 13, 2010

Type is more than letters

When is typography more than just letters, fonts and faces? When it's used in the illustration process as bendable, foldable, curvable, and moldable. These are superb examples of typographic illustration December 29, 2009

What's My Type?

Last year, GeorgeAuthor and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel shared some rants, pet peeves, and favorite type faces -- and why (along with picture samples). You can even download a whimsical font recommended by George. We thought it was fun enough to mention it again August 23, 2009

Using gradient paragraph rules

This time, David Bergsland, resident InDesign expert, recalls one of the unique features of InDesign -- the ability to make gradient strokes -- and then puts them to work building Gradient Paragraph Rules
GO Gradient Paragraph Rules August 6, 2009