Fundamentals of Typography

The challenge of typography is to make everything legible and presentable. Size, font, placement, and a hundred other things determine whether our text works to further the message we’re trying to send, or if it’s holding it back. Let’s learn how to effectively create text that is both functional and visually pleasing.

Start here, with the fundamentals of typography from GCFLearnFree.org.

10 rules to help you rule type

The Futur has some great tips to live by when it comes to typography. Just make sure to keep your cursor close to the pause button, because they fly by pretty fast.

Source: The Futur

Text Animators in After Effects

Now that we know what to do, let’s get into how to do it. The School of Motion takes you through an exhaustive exploration into the capabilities of After Effect’s Text Animators. So settle in, hit that full screen button, and get ready to learn everything you need to know about text. If you want to skip to a specific effect, here are some timecodes:

Bounce – 1:53
Glitch – 13:58
Slide – 24:49
Slots – 30:11

Title Design: The Making of Movie Titles

Let’s look at some real world examples.

Computers didn’t always exist. Before them, titles were made by hand. Meet title designer Dan Perri, who was the behind the designs for “Star Wars”, “The Exorcist”, and “Raging Bull”, and see how the title designs were conceived.

How one typeface took over movie posters

Now learn why Hollywood keeps using Trajan, and how font choice really affects how your movie is received.

Source: Vox

Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

Bad typography might do more harm than announcing the wrong Best Picture winner. Join Vox to explore how to improve our world through simple design techniques to create a less confusing place.

Source: Vox

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