Helvetica? Hell, no. There is a lot of hype around type, especially in the graphic design industry. And, while you can get lost in an ongoing argument of the merits of Comic Sans and Lucida Sans, many people do not know what a “sans” is. In fact, most of the struggle when it comes to typography is understanding the different terms that identify a typeface. This becomes increasingly more challenging for new designers as they seek different font pairing options. Typography may seem effortless but it is a science. In order to be a successful designer, you must learn the formula.
About the author: Ian McRoberts is a designer at Uber Buttons, and he know everything about typography, buttons, and great design.