This isn’t one of the fonts I liked for shape, but I like what is being done with the color

I just learned the difference between a font and a typeface. Like most people, I’ve always used the terms somewhat interchangeably, but it turns out that typeface is a specific family of lettering, whereas fonts are individual styles within that family. Arial is a typeface. Ariel Black or Ariel Light are fonts within the Arial family.

I was surfing the internet looking for interesting fonts to use to mock up a cover design for my manuscript. I’m still rather on the fence about whether or not I have the design skills to design my own cover (conventional wisdom would suggest that “if you don’t know, then the answer is no”, but I might be too foolish to follow my own advice on this) so I thought I’d at least try doing a mockup on my own and see if I liked the results. I can always change my mind later.

I found a few options that I like, but I haven’t really played around with them yet. Funny thing about working full time: I suddenly have a lot less free time to be artsy fartsy.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on October 29, 2020.

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