4 Typographic Styles in 15 minutes

This week, rather than going over some high-level concept or very specific tool (like Kerning) I’m going to show you how to do make 4 very specific things. These styles are very in right now. Here are the styles you’ll …

How to become the Batman of Design

If you’ve seen any Batman movie—and I mean, any of them, including those awful George Clooney films—then you know that he has no real powers. Bruce Wayne’s only special assets are his knowledge, determination, and (most importantly) his utility belt. …

Helvetica is good but overused

Helvetica is one of the world’s most popular typefaces; you’ve probably already seen it multiple times today. It’s a Neo-Grotesque typeface, based largely on Akzidenz-Grotesk, my favorite typeface. Characterized by horizontal and vertical ends on all of its strokes and …

Modernity came from Akzidenz-Grotesk

My favorite typeface, Akzidenz-Grotesk, literally translates to work font (commercial Grotesque). It was released in the late 1800s and has become one of the most widely used and influential typefaces created in the last 150 years. It’s a foundational typeface, …