TYPOGRAPHY RESOURCE & CREDIT POST
One of the most important things I’ve learned from researching typography during my digital art class is this: font design is hard as balls, and if any of those designers saw the way I’ve superimposed their hard work across Batman’s face in a less-than-skilled-manner, they would probably cry. The links in this post should cover all the fonts I’ve used in past graphics and any future graphics.
Just a friendly reminder: graphics are like evolution—sometimes you throw a bunch of cool shit together and get something awesome like a platypus, and other times you get an ugly slimy blind undersea creature that eats poop. Using a good font doesn’t necessarily mean you will get a platypus.
I. Just—My—Type (Soraya)
II. Lost Type (Oil Can, Tommaso, Ranger, Wisdom Script, Muncie, Pompadour, Deming)
III. The League of Moveable Type (Ostrich Sans, Blackout)
I would also recommend checking my design tag on Delicious for any new fonts I may find in the future.
This is a masterpost of tutorials, guides, and typography inspiration. Please note that there are many other tutorials out there, but I thought the following were the most interesting for graphic artists on tumblr:
- How to install fonts
- The anatomy of fonts
- What font should I use?
- General text tutorial
- Using and combining fonts
- Placing text in an icon
- A classy effect for text
- Ink stained text tutorial
- How to create 3D text
- More 3D text
- Your text is on fire
- Five simple steps to better typography
- Create a retro style typography graphic
- 10 common typography mistakes
- Amazing skinny fonts
- Typography inspiration
- More inspiration
Emil Kozole | http://www.behance.net/emilkozole
Typometry is “Experimental Geometric Font” that Emil made for school and it is free for download! If you use it, he would be glad to see your works. Download
These are just a list of screencap places I have found. I’ll try to keep adding whenever I find a new place.
Avengers - comicbookmovie.com, jeremyrenner-ru, airdot
Bond - captivias, grandecaps
Hanna - s-ronan, cinemasquid, ladymanson
Iron Man - Highest Quality Superhero Screencaps
Pacific Rim - Official site
Arrow - summerskin,
Common Law - midnight-road
Hawaii Five-0 - midnight-road, Swanne’s, gallicka
Fringe - mintandpurple
The Mentalist - SheCapsThat, open_distance, resourcelove
Sherlock - enchantedfleur
Supernatural - raloria@spn-caps
Teen Wolf - screencappednet, heartfixation
The Walking Dead - screencapped.net
White Collar - midnight-road, whitecollaritalia, homeofthenutty
Matt Bomer - mattbomerfan.com
If there is anything specific on one of my edits you want me to source for you, let me know!