This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on building your typography skills:
- Part 1: 16 Vital Typography Terms To Learn To Start Enhancing Your Designs "Invisibly"
- Part 2: How To Choose The Right Font For Your Design
- Part 3: 4 Fast Ways To Level Up Your Typography Game
Did you know nearly 95% of all information on the internet is type?
We’re not saying that 95% of designs are pure typography but it's a high leverage aspect to design that can create positive perception for your designs OR degrade your designs.
The Pareto Principle states that 20% of our efforts produce 80% of our results. This principle can also be 5% effort producing 95% of our results or 10% effort producing 90% of our results, you get the picture.
This is true in design as in any field. 20% of our design effort can produce 80% of what makes our design “good.”
Typography is the 20% that can make or break your design.
The wrong font, the wrong spacing, or the wrong alignment throws off a whole creation
Taking the time to improve your typography skills is vital for aspiring designers and veteran designers and a good place to start is by understanding and speaking the 16 typography terms.
Every profession has its terms and definitions – special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group that can be difficult for outsiders to grasp. That is - until they start learning.