I’m deeply fascinated with Typography. It was my favorite lesson/activity during the graphic design course at Central Saints Martin. I think I like the challenge of playing with letters, making them visually appealing but still be able to send across a message.
I know I’m not the only one who’s interested in Typography here, so I thought I’ll share some great resources. Enjoy and make type! <3
Interactive Typography by Aaron Bloom and Erin Kendig
This beautifully designed, interactive site is a great resource for anyone who are looking for an introduction to typography. It is also a helpful tool to familiarize yourself with typography jargons.
Fontruduction by Ian Obermuller
Another beautiful interactive site that aims to teach type anatomy and classification. This website also includes a quiz, asking you to identify the typeface.
Kern Type: A Kerning Game
Aside from the interesting plot and characters, a good book needs to be readable. It’s hard to read when the letters are closely spaced together or too far apart, so writers and publishers make sure that the space are distributed properly. In Typopgraphy, this activity is called Kerning.
I‘ve tried this game last August and got a 91/100 for the first try. Not bad, right?
Shape Type, the shaping letter game
You think Kern Type is too easy? Then this game will definitely give you a hard time. Not only does this game improve your pen tool skills, it will also improve your keen eye for details.
You should also check out their Color game!
Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton
I think it is safe to say that this is one of the most recommended typography book in the industry and I’m asking myself why I still don’t have a copy. Ms. Lupton is generous enough to share her work on the Internet though.