Great Resources for Future Designers

Typophile: If you’re like me, you probably have a hard time remembering all the thousands of existing typefaces and fonts by name, and it’s always frustrating knowing exactly that perfect font to use, but not being able to find it simply because you do not remember what it is called. Typophile allows you to identify any specific fonts with online experts to help you out, simply by uploading the image of the typeface you want to identify. Now it won’t be a hassle trying to guess that name at the tip of your tongue.

2. Awwwards: This website is like the instagram of the design world. With over a thousand users, awwwards allows you to share all your personal work with other designers online, and receive constructive criticism based around a grade system. (design, usability, creativity, content). Helpful not only to receive feedback, but to be inspired for your own work upon the thousands of designs shared on the site.

3: Adobe Kuler: One of the most popular and used sites by designers, Adobe, being the all powerful number 1 when it comes to design software, created Kuler. Kuler is an online digital color wheel tool that offers way beyond what a traditional color wheel can. Featuring thousands of available codes for that exact color for use in all your adobe programs, and other tools like  a theme creator, for pallets on ll your projects.

Kerning Examples

On Monday, we learned what kerning was, and how it affects the visuals of any work of type. Below are two examples of Kerning; One with more precise and organized kerning, and th e other with a lack thereof.


Upon inspecting the letters in this branding design, you can observe an even distance between each letter in the word “TOMS”, with a simple Sans Serif typeface to accompany it.


Upon inspecting the word “BASH” in this poster, there is a lack of sufficient spacing between the “A” and the “S”, as they seem to actually touch at their bases. The “B and the “H” however seem equidistant from the two letters within.