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  • A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

    A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

    Zolani Stewart  •  October 11, 2013

    If you go back and read my guide to serifs, you’ll notice a trend with the shape of serif type overtime. As you move from old humanist type to the slick Modern serif, the stroke...

  • How to Combine Typefaces

    How to Combine Typefaces

    Zolani Stewart  •  June 8, 2013

    I recently finished reading Tim Brown’s new book “Combining Typefaces.” It’s 63 pages. You can buy it for less than $5 on FiveSimpleSteps, as a pdf or epub. Combining...

  • How to Use Color and Space with a Typeface

    How to Use Color and Space with a Typeface

    Zolani Stewart  •  May 26, 2013

    I want to talk to you about Josef Albers. Albers was a teacher of art and the study colour. He was arguably one of the most influential art teachers in the 20th Century. He...

  • How to Choose a Typeface

    How to Choose a Typeface

    Zolani Stewart  •  April 5, 2013

    Something I hear from a lot of people is that, when choosing typefaces, they go straight to the popular ones because it’s a lot simpler for them. It’s possible that the...

  • It’s time to look Alternatives to Futura Font

    It’s time to look Alternatives to Futura Font

    Zolani Stewart  •  March 16, 2013

    It’s not that Futura is bad, quite the opposite. Futura is glorious. It’s a classic, and a personal favorite of mine. The issue is when artistic and cultural trends narrow the...

  • The Monthly Fonts Roundup, February 2013

    The Monthly Fonts Roundup, February 2013

    Zolani Stewart  •  March 3, 2013

    It’s the last week of February at Designmodo, which means it’s time to round up the best fonts that were released this month. This time, we’re separating them by category,...

  • A Look at Stencil Typography

    A Look at Stencil Typography

    Zolani Stewart  •  February 17, 2013

    You should be paying attention to stencil. First, I recommend you throw away the image of ugly fonts sprayed onto industrial shipping crates and used for all sorts of army themed...

  • The Monthly Fonts Roundup, January 2013

    The Monthly Fonts Roundup, January 2013

    Zolani Stewart  •  February 5, 2013

    At Designmodo we want to give you the best tools to be creative.  Today, we’re quickly rounding up the most notable fonts that were released last month: 16 paid fonts, and as...

  • A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

    A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

    Zolani Stewart  •  February 1, 2013

    Even if you’re an experienced designer, it’s never a bad time to refresh your memory a little with the structure of serif typefaces, a few recommendations and a little...

  • Six Great Alternatives to Helvetica

    Six Great Alternatives to Helvetica

    Zolani Stewart  •  January 4, 2013

    You’re probably aware that Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces being used today. We live in an era of sans-serif in flat design and grotesque revivals, and the font...