Thomas Phinney, Guru of Fonts & Typography, is hosting a workshop and session.
Thomas Phinney presents an immersive, hands-on workshop on using CSS3 typographic controls to create great web typography. The workshop touches the basics of ideal type setting to enabling custom web fonts with @font-face. A live web site will be provided for each participant to practice and experiment on, along with access to WebINK web fonts.
He’ll also talk about:
- How “real” web fonts are transforming the web, and exactly how to implement them
- How to pick the perfect web font for a web site
- How to choose web fonts that work together
- The common crimes against legibility and aesthetics, and how to avoid them
- Issues around color, spacing, line length and font size
In recent years web and motion designers have woken to the power and centrality of typography in visual communication. Thomas presents an array of of the best cutting-edge typography, alongside a few cautionary tales of how crap typography can contradict a message or damage a brand.
The best typography can inspire, reinforce a message, or even become the message. You’ll see awesome web sites and videos that show you how that synergy can happen, from simple and elegant to complex and kinetic.
At its worst, lousy typography is like going out in public with your virtual pants down. It can make the brand presented look amateur, absurd, or even racist.
These real-world examples will show you how typography enhances or dismembers your intended messaging, and how you can create typographic design that supports your desired messaging instead of undermining it. You’ll also leave with resources for further education and inspiration.
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