Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces in the world. Technically speaking, it’s a sans serif Grotesque typeface, inspired by and based on the Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface created by Berthold around 1898. In practical terms, though, it’s used by designers at independent firms, big corporations, and everything in between, from all over the world.
A Brief History
The original Helvetica was designed in Switzerland in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann at the Haas type foundry (Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei). Haas was controlled by the type foundry Stempel, which was in turn controlled by Linotype. Helvetica was originally called Die Neue Haas Grotesk, and was closely based on Schelter-Grotesk. It was created specifically to be neutral, to not give any impression or have any meaning in itself. This neutrality was paramount, and based on the idea that type itself should give no meaning.
Evolution of the Ampersand
The ampersand is one of the most unique typographical characters out there. Typography designers can exercise a lot more artistic freedom in the design of the ampersand, ranging from very traditional representations to those that bear little resemblance to the original form. But many designers have little knowledge about the origin and meaning of the ampersand. The ampersand has a long and rather interesting history.
“Typography plays an important role in every website design and we don’t even think of an artwork without any text on it until its not something out of the box we are working on. Everyday we (designers) search for new tips and inspiration relating to website design such as color theory, new scripts, designs, textures, stock images, typography, etc.” Read more on Reencoded.com
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“Typography is one of the favorite parts of design for many of us, and finding new and helpful sources of typographical inspiration can often help to improve the use of type in our own work.”
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Topher Welsh is a post production artist working motion graphics and visual effects – a freelancer out of Tacoma, Washington, who believes typography is sexy! “Great typography comes in all shapes and flavors and for this week’s roundup Topher gathered some amazing typography pieces that ranges from grungy to stop motion to found typography in nature.” In this post he showcased 17 typography video, most of them look really great and how he called it sexy!
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Kinetic typography (motion typography) is the specially name for floating and jumping text and is an animation technique for combination of text for motion designs, motion artists mostly use Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion or Adobe Flash to compose their motion piece.
3D Typographic design is now more popular and notice a surge for 3D Type work on portfolio sites, Here we have collected 45 Beautiful 3D Typography Deisgns For Inspiration, I found these design realy inspiring, hope you will be inspired well last month we compiled 25 Amazing Photoshop 3D Text Effect Tutorials, So you can Try this 3d effects in your next design Project.