The Ultimate Guide to Typography & Logos. In which we discuss font use in identity design PLUS 30 type-related terms and concepts you really should know before designing a logo.
Almost every logo will feature a type component, generally the company name – perhaps a tagline or strapline – and this part of a logo is as important as the icon or symbol it sits under, on top or around. Selecting an appropriate typeface is every bit as critical to the success of any particular design, though this step is often viewed by designers and clients as a “throwaway” – a final step where some letters are slapped ad hoc on top of the graphic centerpiece. Trouble is, in this era of social media and adaptable logos, there will be times when it’s necessary for the logotype to stand on its own, and it behooves us to pay as much attention to the type portion.