Have you ever been in that spot of the project where the brainstorming has ended and now you are about to choose the right type for it? Well, stress no more friend! use this fun font-chooser advisor !
Designer Julian Hansen offers a clever and helpful flowchart that helps both typography nerds and neophytes find the right font.
It’s fun to follow around the thoughts and threads of Hansen’s flowchart. Start with the big button in the middle, choose your project, and fly around the chart, arriving eventually at a font that’s either inspired or the perfect choice for your tired tastes, depending on your answers. Those with an eye for kerning and the like may just get a laugh or two from the picks, but for those of us who have no idea what we’re seeing in lettering most of the time, there’s some real value in being asked “How do the (words) Semi-Sans, Semi-Serif sound?” The English translation’s a bit stilted at times, but you’ll get the joke, or advice, in most cases.
Interesting post about many movie posters compared with their remade versions, here is a little abstract:
“Remaking a movie, or anything really, is an odd thing to do. Essentially those involved are saying either ‘it was done wrong the first time, we can do it better’ or ‘it worked before, so let’s repackage this and make some money’. So what about the designers behind the marketing material? They can either reinterpret the poster in the same way the director might reinterpret the movie, or they could go right off centre and doing something altogether different. In this four part series, I pit the originals against the remakes for 50 movies; totalling in 100 posters.
One thing to note: in all but one or two cases, these are the posters that Wikipedia provides as the theatrical versions. With pretty much any movie there are many, many posters, depending on the country they were released in, budget, the cast involved and a million other things. So for these posts, I’m only talking about the two posters shown.”