Tag Archives: lettering

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5 Top Hand-Lettering Tips for Beginners

Lettering designs are downright gorgeous, and a useful skill for designers to master. The good news is that anyone can learn it – it just takes practice. We compiled some hand-lettering tips from HOW Design University‘s lettering extraordinaire, Denise Bosler, to get you started in your lettering practice. First, you need the right tools....

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Calluna (Slab Serif Font):Tuesday Type Treat

Calluna, an accidental typeface created when Jos Buivenga needed some space from his current typography project, Museo, is a slab serif font that works in text and display type settings. The process of crafting Calluna actually began with Museo. Buivenga simply added slab serifs to the stems of his current design. The result was...

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Medusa (Script Font): Tuesday Type Treat

When designer Ramiro Espinoza wanted to pay tribute to Spanish calligraphy master Ramón Stirling, he created the script typeface Medusa. The starting-off point in the creation of the typeface was an analysis of the historical models of formal English handwriting and the ways in which those styles had been adapted to the typographic technologies of...

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Magasin (Display Font): Tuesday Type Treat

Magasin is a high-contrast, script display font that gives the thin-line design of calligraphy a throw-back feel. Designed by Laura Meseguer and published by Type-Ø-Tones, the typeface works in a magazine headline, on a poster or as part of a packing design. Magasin combines a sense of script with geometric and slightly condensed structure...

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Selfico (Modern Font): Tuesday Type Treat

Selfico is a modern font from Nico Inosanto, a Switzerland-based graphic and type designer. It’s available for purchase through MyFonts. Selfico is a modern font family, that has a strong verticality intensified with the vertical “y” and a special È. These special letters don’t create any issues with legibility. The large number of ligatures...