Are you using fonts in your designs to convey a message? Fonts are a subtle way to bring mood to your pages and projects. There's no right or wrong way to choose a font. You can use fonts to support your message by having it be in harmony with the rest of the design or you can use the font to add variety to your design. This week at EDS we will be focusing on fonts each weekday.
Master graphic artist Alex White states, "Typography is an information delivery system like a cigarette is a tar and nicotine delivery system and a mint is a fresh breath delivery system. Some typography -- like some cigarettes and some mints -- work better at delivering their content."
So here are 6 ways to have fonts work for you in your design:
1. Grab attention with your title
2. Use word art as an embellishment
3. Use a handwritten font to add charm
4. Whimsical fonts convey joy, fun, and play
5. A large monogram can be used as a focal point
6.Mixing different fonts within a one-word title gives a custom, artsy look
Below: How to download and install fonts
About the font used here: If I understand it right, Shalae scanned the graduation program flyer, and used the title from it for her title on her layout here.
Fonts that are similiar:
Supplies Used in Shalae's layout - from www.scrapgirls.com:
Rustica Paper Biggie
Font Tutorial: How to Install Truetype Fonts on a Mac
Coming tomorrow: More tips and project features using fonts for design elements