This has been a long dreaded school project that has had me pulling my hair more often than any other project I’ve ever worked, and most of it was due to its broad requirements. For this project we are to create a Typography Based Website that has typography as the focal point, which sounds really simple and easy but as we started discussing amongst each other we’ve found how hard it is to come up with design ideas. I decided to keep mine simple and serve as an adventure into the typography world.
I love typography…I just hate designing for it.
My site was going to be a Typography news/source/gallery site where users will be updated on new things related to type, be able to view a “found type” gallery, and be able to download free fonts (provided by Font Squirrel).
For the design process, one of the ways I wanted to emphasize on the type was to use color at a minium, in doing so I used a variation of my favorite colors: black & white. Recently I came across a very sleek and nice typeface called Avenir, in which I used as the main typeface for the site alongside Myriad Pro for content copy. For the most part of the site I chose a 2-column grid, very much like a blog, so that while reading on the home or freebies section users would be able to easily filter each category or type they would want to see.
Below are my mockups and final designs of the site and would welcome any critique or comments. Like it? Hate it? Don’t know what to think? Write me a comment. The only way to grow is to be corrected & critiqued, and am open to it. Cheers!