Methods for selecting fonts for effective design solutions

A. Study the use of fonts
1.
The fonts used in historic design solutions/past examples
2.
The History of fonts and typefaces
3.
Culture resources book and CD and DVD covers, etc...
4.
The audience's visual literacy — typography they are use to looking at in appropriate magazines, advertisements, etc...

 

 



 

 

B. What we need to take in account
1.
Legibility
2. Readability
3. Relevance
4. Topic
5. Audience
6. Client
7. Mood

C. Where do you find founts
1.
Font Design companies i.e. House and Veer
2. Example & case study books on the use of type
3. Typography Web sites
http://www.linotype.com

http://www.philsfonts.com/
http://www.veer.com/ideas/typecity/gallery.aspx
http://www.veer.com/products/type/
http://designarchives.aiga.org/
Amazon.com - best selling books, DVDs & CDs
3. Broadway play posters