Some great design blog and e-zine articles

It seems Design Drops wasn’t the only blog thinking about fonts and typography in the past week. A quick read around the blogiverse come up with some fantastic font and typography-related posts at some of the most popular design-related blogs and e-zines.

Hongkiat looked into Fonts Used in Logos of Popular Brands, and admitted that with thousands of free fonts available these days, it can be hard to decide on the perfect typeface. (The instantly recognisable Facebook logo above, uses Klavika OT, released in 2004).

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Over at Smashing magazine, there’s an informative  post about technical web typography techniques. It reminds the reader that 95 per cent of the web is typography and goes into some detail about the rules to apply when deciding on such things as font type and size.

Meanwhile, noupe has a fantastic tutorial on creating test effects and eye-catching typography using Adobe Illustrator.

While we’re on the subject of Illustrator,  which might be considered too expensive or complicated for sole-operators, onesxtrapixel, provides readers with some alternative drawing programs, such as Corel Draw and GIMP.

To finish on a more serious note, French brand Kulte has posted on Design You Trust that it has designed and is selling a t-shirt with all profits going to the Japanese earthquake appeal.