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scarytype

Entries from the Design Blog in the scarytype category.

  • In honor of the approaching Halloween season, Design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The third offender: Font and Graphic Overload, i.e. Less is More.

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 28, 2011
  • In honor of the approaching Halloween season, Design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The third offender: Kerning.

    Halloween is a time for all things scary, so I guess your kerning skills will fit right in, because they are flat out frightening. Unless you want your words to have gaps that are reminiscent of a jack-o-lanterns smile, it might be a good idea to tighten everything up.

    Stay tuned for my next Scary Type Illustration next Friday!

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 21, 2011
  • In honor of the approaching halloween season, design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The second offender: Type Mutilation.

    I know it's getting close to Halloween, but, really, who do you think you are, Jack the Ripper? Stop stretching, pulling, twisting, and mutilating your fonts! If you treat your fonts like a civil human being would, they can really enhance your designs typographically. Keep this in mind for future designs, unless you want your work looking like a murder scene.

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 14, 2011
  • For the approaching halloween holiday, design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The first offender: Papyrus.

    Papyrus had its time, and that was in ancient Egypt when it was used to make mummies and scrolls. So the next time you're thinking about using it on a fine dining menu, resume or billboard, ask yourself, "does this go well with embalming?"

    Look for my next Scary Type Situation next Friday!

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 7, 2011
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