Typography Commandments


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If you read our magazine, then you’ll know that we often go wild with typography. But if you’re interested in design and are new to it (or if you’re not in the design faculty and want to learn about how to make your own logo or poster), then you should read on.

While it may look like we randomly put fonts together, there is a subtle rule that we apply. For example, fonts shouldn’t be too wacky that you can’t read its content, and when mixing fonts together, there shouldn’t be any competition for your attention (the title always wins). Yes, we know that fonts – like art – is subjective and it doesn’t really matter what you use, as long as it looks good.

But look behind the fonts that you think are put together haphazardly, and you’ll find that they do adhere to these rules (thoughtfully put together by DesignMantic):

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