10 Rules for Using Text

With the ubiquity of computers and desktop publishing programs like Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, there really isn’t any reason why we shouldn’t all be typographically literate. After all, most of us communicate by typing text all day long. But while many of us can spot Comic Sans or Papyrus a mile away, there’s more to knowing about using text than recognizing a few fonts. To become a better designer and communicator, you’ll want to be sure you know how to use text and typography (and how NOT to use it!) Here’s my top 10 list or rules for using text:


2 thoughts on “10 Rules for Using Text

  • June 27, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Since the chart is copyrighted, I want to ask if I can pin it to Pinterest. Can I? I would love to have it there to refer to easily, but it might also get some more people viewing your blog. Let me know. I won’t do it without your permission. It is such a nice chart (is that the right word for it?). I love the small caps idea to avoid undue attention.

    • June 27, 2013 at 3:53 am

      Absolutely, Emily. This is site is intended to be a resource to spread visual literacy. Share anything you want from the site!

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