I want to use something "special" for each show. I've encountered fonts that don't look right on the screen once I'm done. Fonts that have funky looking numbers. Fonts that are not really readable.
I have commended the guy at our church who does all our graphics. Typology is his thing. He can take old standards we all know, and make his copy just pop. Doesn't matter if its on the big screen or on the bulletin. You just know when it's Chris' work. That is a true talent.
He has begun to teach me some basics. And, today he sent me this article. I thought it was very good. Though it is written for print - it has application for our slide shows.
Hope you find it as insightful as I did...
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/12 ... typefaces/
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One of my "old reliable" sources for many design issues, including fonts, is this:
The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Robin Williams, Peachpit Press
Very readable and easy to apply she covers a lot of ground in a small book. Excellent section on typography and an excellent section of the use of color. Likewise, she aims at printed product but it applies to way beyond that.
Hello. My name is Barbara, and I'm a fontaholic.
I'm going to read the article and book mentioned in this thread.
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