Best resources to learn typography

Order Group
Nov 13, 2015 · 7 min read

This post is frequently updated with new resources on type!


Typographic arrangement and composition, appropriately selected fonts, indents or line spacing may be decisive whetever your project will receive a positive feedback and be readable. Where to gain typographic knowledge in order to avoid mistakes and make your projects stand out? We devided to help! Here’s a list of great sources about typography, building letters, combining fonts, and other topics related to lettering. We encourage students and laymen to start your adventure with typography from these sources, while professional designers are invited to refresh their knowledge. Let’s start with some book classics:

Texts on Type: Critical writings on typography

Texts on Type: Critical writings on typography

Texts on Type: Critical writings on typography

Book typography. A designer’s manual.

Book typography. A designer’s manual.

Book typography. A designer’s manual.

The Elements of Typographic Style

The Elements of Typographic Style

The Elements of Typographic Style

Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Detail in Typography

Detail in Typography

Detail in Typography

Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

Blog Typography Screenshot

Checklist for Better Web Typography

Checklist for Better Web Typography

Professional Web Typography

Donny Truong’s Professional Web Typography is just about everything you’d want in a starter text for learning about type on the web — and best of all, he practices what he preaches with the type selection and placement.
- Sally Kerrigan, Content Editor at TypeKit

Professional Web Typography

Practical Typography

Practical Typography

The 3D Type Book

The 3D Type Book

Skillshare

Skillshare

Skillshare Screenshot

A Crash Course in Typography

A Crash Course in Typography

Typography — Smashing Magazine

Typography — Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine Article Screenshot

Typewolf

Typewolf

Typewolf Screenshot

I love typography

I love typography

ILT Screenshot

Combinings Fonts: 4 techniques

Combining fonts: 4 techniques

Combining Fonts Screenshot

Type Radio

Type Radio

Guide to Open Type

Guide to Open Type

Typedia

Typedia Screenshot

TypeDrawers

TypeDrawers

TypeDrawers Screenshot

Typographica

Typographica

Typographica Screenshot

Typefaces that work together

Typefaces that work together

Type Genius

Type Genius

Typegenius Screenshot

100 best fonts

100 best fonts

MyFonts

MyFonts

MyFonts Screenshot

Type Scale

Type Scale

Type Scale Screenshot

Notey

Notey

TypeKit Practice

TypeKit Practice

Hope this post will put you on the right, typographic track to be a better designer! Go and get to know your type!

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