Before the mind reads your message, it has already gathered information based on the visual clues from your type alone. Type is an extremely powerful design element that can literally transform the way people perceive your content. Type influences perceptions, emotions, and feelings of trust in the messages you are sending.
Harnessing this power goes beyond simply selecting a typeface. It requires an understanding of typographic elements, theory, history, pairing, and application. Websites are just a jumping off point for applying these lessons. By the end of this session, you will be able to use type thoughtfully to communicate more clearly, visually differentiate yourself, and even control the way your message is received.
Other Pairing Resources
http://typ.io - Search for a font & get a visual list of other websites using it & CSS
http://fontpair.co - Helps designers pair Google Fonts together
http://justmytype.co - A collection of font pairings from Typekit and H&FJ
typeconnection.com - Game where you try to match fonts
tobiasahlin.com/typesource/ - Google Web Font inspiration in HTML & CSS
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