10+ Best Articles on Typography
The most useful articles on typography from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Typography Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on typography by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Typographic Hierarchy in Print, Web & App Design
- Typographic Hierarchies — Smashing Magazine
- Five typography trends set to make waves in 2023
- Sizing typography in design systems
- How type influences readability
What is ...?
New to #typography? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What Is Typography? A Deep Dive Into All Terms And Rules
Having a strong understanding of typography is crucial if you want to take your designs to the next level. Get started by reading this guide.
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How to use huge type on the web
I’ve been advocating more daring and bolder use of typography on the web ever since I started the Better Web Type project. Picking a sans-serif font for titles and a serif one for the content is…
How to get started with hand-lettering
Earlier this year, I pushed out a tweet about my desire to be a beginner again, learn something new and took a particular interest in hand…
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Container Query Units and Fluid Typography
To learn more about the behaviors of container query units, we'll explore three fluid typography techniques applied via a "mixin" using custom properties. These upgraded methods will produce truly…
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An end to typographic widows on the web
Currently shipping in Chrome Canary, and thus soon to be in Blink-based browsers including Edge, is a relatively new CSS declaration which promises to virtually end typographic widows.
Five typography trends set to make waves in 2023
This year’s trends are all about what’s underneath. From code and generative typography to type as a political tool, how and why we create type will be driving what’s coming next.
How type influences readability
Reading is what we do, and readability refers to qualities of a text that make reading easier. This includes content decisions, or format decisions, which help a reader to easily engage with and…
The end of Type 1
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The Mystery of the Dune Font
Putting a name to the typeface that defined the visual identity of the science fiction series and its author, Frank Herbert
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on typography.
Typographic Hierarchy in Print, Web & App Design
Visual hierarchy makes or breaks your design. Learn how to guide the eye by intentionally using contrast and spacing in typography.
Sizing typography in design systems
These t-shirts don’t fit.
Typographic Hierarchies — Smashing Magazine
In this article, Alma Hoffmann discusses six basic variables to establish a typographic hierarchy, explains how to look at each differently, and in turn, designs pieces by intentionally modifying each…
Shantell Sans → A font for you
A new typeface from Shantell Martin
Typography is impossible
The practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Typography, including:
Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.
Smashing Magazine 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈
An online magazine for designers and web developers. Questions? We've got your back: @SmashingSupport, @SmashingConf. Curated by Iris, Vitaly and the team.
It's Nice That
Inspiring creativity 👌
Supporting the future of design and technology
Keeping web devs & designers inspired and up-to-date since 2009. Subscribe to our frontend newsletter http://eepurl.com/dJBUCo #frontend #coding #css #js #webdesign
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