Typography

The amount of typography in infographics can differ hugely depending on the subject of it. Choosing a font for your infographic can be a very intricate process as it must blend in well with the rest of the image. Always stick to a maximum two fonts in your infographic and make sure that they combine well. In saying this, do not combine two very similar fonts, make sure to shake it up a little and contrast them! Never mix two different ‘moods’ of fonts (example shown below) as it is not appealing to the eye. It is possible to use different weights of fonts for maximum effectiveness. For example, bold your title and have an italic or regular subheading underneath. Make sure to balance the typography with the rest of the infographic. The text needs to be striking but must not take attention away from the main message. In my infographic I would like to avoid too much typography but I will have the heading “How to get into snowboarding”. I would like to find a simple, casual font that looks handwritten. Example of what I am looking for is shown below.

http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/

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  1. Hi Lucy, I’m loving reading your posts and seeing your different ideas coming together. I really like how you’ve done some solid research on typography do’s and dont’s which is so important ind design. I think since your idea is such a symbol rich infographic, you are right in saying that you don’t need too much text as it could become jumbled and confuse the reader. It’s going to be great to see how your heading comes out and if it really dominates the image! Well done! – Lily McCallum

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