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The Complete Guide to Line Spacing

The Complete Guide to Word Spacing

Introducing Gill Sans Nova

Thinking With Type: Grids

Pentagram Partner Michael Bierut on Logo Design

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The Complete Guide to Line Spacing

Line spacing, or leading (as much of today's design software calls it), is a typographic term referring to the vertical space between lines of type. It is measured from baseline to baseline. The term leading comes from the days when type was set in metal and slugs of lead (thus the term leading) of varying thicknesses were inserted between the lines of type to add extra space. Check it out...
The Complete Guide to Word Spacing

Word spacing is one of those typographic details that is taken for granted. That is, most people think that the default word spacing of any given font is fine due to the fact that it was determined by the type designer. But this is not always the case. Whether for text or display settings, there are some instances where the word spacing could be improved with some manual interventionRead on...
Introducing Gill Sans Nova

Gill Sans is distinctive, historic sans serif typeface designed in 1926 by the influential British sculptor, letter-cutter and type designer Eric Gill (1882-1940). It was first san serif of its kind to be broadly distributed, and went on to become one of the most popular typeface of all times. Monotype has recently reworked and expanded this type family into the Gill Sans Nova superfamily, making it even more useful and relevant for today's users and a broad range of devices. Read on...
Thinking With Type: Grids

If you are interested in knowing more about designing with grids, this excerpt from Ellen Lupton's Thinking With Type is a great place to begin. She covers the golden section, single-column, multicolumn, and modular grids. Also included is a project to help polish your skills and inspire creativity. View here... 
Pentagram Partner Michael Bierut on Logo Design

If there's anyone who knows about designing logos - and indeed, why designing a logo is not designing an identity - it's Pentagram partner Michael Bierut. His new book imparts wisdom on this topic and a whole heap of others, and below we reprint an extract in which he talks about what makes a great logo design, and how a true brand identity is "a world of associations that have accrued over time." Read on...

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