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In websites, as in print, typefaces are important tools that can be effective in supporting the overall design. But how can we be sure that the typeface we choose does not communicate something we …

In websites, as in print, typefaces are important tools that can be effective in supporting the overall design. But how can we be sure that the typeface we choose does not communicate something we don’t want it to communicate? Today, the possibility of embedding any font we like into websites gives us the opportunity to do away with the monotony of the past web fonts. This is a big step forward, but we must be careful when choosing a font. 
Every font style explains something that the text does not say. 
Every font style has its own character that can be seen throughout our design.
There is no such thing as a neutral typeface.

Even though it seems to be the most obvious and simple thing, choosing a typeface can be paralysing.
Everyone, from the beginner to the most experienced designer, has doubts when they bring up the typeface menu.

Although we cannot follow real rules and most designers base their choices on their own experience and good sense, during this talk, we are going to analyse some font examples in order to understand how we can recognize the “character” and “behaviour” of the most used Google (and other) typefaces.

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  • 1. KERNING AND TRACKING KERNING is an adjustment of the space between two letters. A well-designed typeface requires little or no additional kerning.
  • 2. KERNING AND TRACKING KERNING is an adjustment of the space between two letters. A well-designed typeface requires little or no additional kerning.
  • 3. KERNING AND TRACKING KERNING is an adjustment of the space between two letters. A well-designed typeface requires little or no additional kerning.
  • 4. ARE YOU SURE I AM YOUR TYPE?
  • 5. For further information:chiara@nuevvo.com
  • 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY AND MORE...books sites font shopsJust my type Typographica Font SquirrelSimon Garfield http://typographica.org/ http://www.fontsquirrel.com/2010, Profile Books, London Design Festival Font ShopThinking with type http://designfestival.com/ http://www.fontshop.com/Ellen Lupton2010, Princeton Architectural Press, NY The Type Museum Font SpringThinking with type http://www.typemuseum.org/ http://www.fontspring.com/Ellen Lupton2010, Princeton Architectural Press, NY Typophile Fonts.comStop stealing sheep http://typophile.com/ http://www.fonts.com/and find out how type worksErik Spiekermann, E.M. Ginger The Typographic Hub Typekit1993, Adobe Press, NY http://www.typographichub.org/ http://typekit.com/22 tips on typography(that some designers will never reveal) The Typographic Hub Typothequeand 22 things that you should never dowith typefaces (that some typographers http://www.typographichub.org/ http://www.typotheque.com/will never tell you)Enric Jardί2007, Actar, Barcelona and have fun... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6djQHeqMwQ