Friday, June 29, 2007

Designing A Texture

It’s often a challenge to really play with typography as a design element itself. It’s no secret that type plays a significant role in a lot of the design world, both print, web, and beyond. But typography itself is a nice easy way to experiment with your design to see what you can come up with, given the circumstances allow for it. I have to sometimes force myself to do this, but it’s a really nice way to add a little extra if done right. Typography, especially scaled way up, can be a powerful addition to your design, and even a texture layer at times.
Because fonts can be easily outlined in vector format, we have the freedom to transform a character into an object, and further into a group of objects, scale it without limit. Grouped, overlapped, and layered, typefaces can become in themselves, a texture at times, worthy of exploring as a designer, and there are plenty of textured fonts out there, completely free. Continue

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