Selecting the right colors for your designs can be a difficult task. After years I still have issues properly using the fun color wheel, and I learned that picking a primary color at random can work just as well as anything else. However, there are some color rules that actually work, and these articles explore them.
Fonts are a very important factor in design. It is hard to find a layout that doesn’t involve any text; and so, some estimate that 95% of all graphic design is actually type. It’s crucial for designers to pay close attention to typography when starting out and learning design — if there’s only one area that you can improve in, make typography the priority.
- Thinking with Type [book]
- Helvetica [documentary]
- Key Rules for Typography [article]
- A Brief Introduction to Typography [infographic]
- Typographica [advanced resource]
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