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and how not to suck at it

This is the 3rd and last part of the series. Here we take all our learnings from Part 1(Click to read) & Part 2(Click to read) and put to good use. Lets begin!

Choosing a typeface

“Type is hugely expressive: making the right choice is crucial.”

The whole process and perhaps the most imporant one starts with choosing a typeface. Use the following pointers as thumb rules while deciding a typeface. Ahtough there are other factors that you could consider but these are generally a good place to start with :


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and how not to suck at it

In Part 1 (Click to read here) we learnt about the major categories of typefaces in use today and how we can recognise them. In Part 2 we are going to go a little deeper to try and understand the basics of typography. This is important as the learnings from Part 1 and Part 2 will help you grasp and utilise all the learnings that i have planned for you in Part 3 (Click to read here)

So, without further adieu, lets jump to Part 2


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and how not to suck at it

*Disclaimer — Since typography in itself is a vast subject, even covering the basics in a single article would be an overkill. Hence, i am splitting the topic into 3 parts so that the content can be consumed in easy digestible chunks. Happy reading!

Part 1 : Anatomy and types of typefaces
Part 2 : Basics of typography and important terms such as leading, tracking etc
Part 3 : Font pairing and how to improve your type game

To be honest, i sucked at typography, BIG TIME! (well, for the most part i…


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“Hey Alexa! Please play my favourite playlist”

How often have we all heard this phrase? Pretty often, right? Smart assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google have taken over our homes & lives in the 21st century, and for good reason. Right from playing our favourite music to answering questions to being philosophical, smart assistants have come a long way since their inception. My 4-year-old niece thinks of Alexa as a family member, so it’s only fair to acknowledge the tremendous impact and role they will play in our life in the near future.

Kallol

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