Sak O.

Sak O.

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  • Posted to What are your favorite fonts right now?, Dec 21, 2018

    Tiempos by Klim Type Foundry

    5 points
  • Posted to Does vertical rhythm actually make text more legible? Has it been proven?, Oct 19, 2018

    I think there's some confusion here: "vertical rhythm" isn't a very helpful concept and it isn't the same thing as a baseline grid — and the claim that "Horizontal rhythm mostly impacts the legibility, while vertical rhythm impacts the readability of the text and establishes a sense of visual hierarchy" is just not true and is actually quite misleading.

    This guy has some decent advice on web typography specifically but gets a few basic things wrong too.

    For a basic intro into typography I would suggest The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst (just bare in mind that not everything in it applies to web typography, but its a good starting point) and on grids I would read Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann.

    Personally when designing for web I use a column grid but don't think a baseline grid is worth the hassle and would just over complicate things.

    2 points
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