What is the Difference Between Serif and Sans-Serif Typefaces?

You may have heard the terms serif and sans-serif before, but do you know what those terms actually mean? In typography, a serif is a small line, stroke, or other decorative flair regularly attached to the end of a larger stroke in a letter or symbol within a particular font or family of fonts. “Sans” means “without,” so a sans-serif font is one that does not have the extending features called “serifs” at the end of strokes.

Serif typefaces are considered more traditional, as they have been around since the earliest examples of typography. They are considered easier to read by some, as the serifs help separate the letters and words for our eyes. You can find serif fonts in most newspapers, books, and magazines. An example of a serif font family you are most likely familiar with is Times New Roman.

Sans-serif typefaces are considered more modern by some. The lack of the decorative flair can make them seem “cleaner.” They are often found on digital screens in blogs, websites, and software applications. An example of a sans-serif font family you are probably familiar with is Helvetica. Although, the one you are looking at right now is Gotham.

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Why It’s Important To Have A Brand Promise

A brand promise is an extension of a company’s positioning. It is a value or experience which a company’s customers can expect to receive every single time they interact with that particular brand. It’s extremely important since consumers wish for companies to deliver on the brand promise consistently, time and again. They desire enhanced experiences,…

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The Difference Between Graphic Art and Graphic Design

Graphic Art – the fine and applied art of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with them. Essentially, a graphic artist may create art for the sake of art. They may want to convey a certain idea or story, or they may not. Graphic artists…

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What is Branding? And, Why is it Important for Your Business?

By definition, branding is the process involved in creating a unique name, image, and overarching identity for a product or service in the consumers’ mind, mainly through advertising campaigns and marketing programs with a consistent theme. Branding aims to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and retains loyal customers. This…

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Color Psychology

Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Colors can cause certain emotional reactions, and even influence perceptions that are not necessarily conscious. Color psychology is used all around us, taking its cues from nature, and should be considered in marketing and branding. The following are just some common color…

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A Brand Refresh fit for a (Burger) King

Not too long ago, Burger King underwent a major brand refresh not too long ago! They hadn’t rebranded since 1999, and this new rebrand feels super fresh and juicy. At first glance, some may think they simply returned to their most successful old logos, of which appeared in 1969 and 1994 – but it’s so…

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Typefaces & Fonts Do More Than Transmit Words

Do the typefaces and fonts you choose for your brand materials matter? As long as it’s in a language the audience understands, they’ll get the intended message, right? Wrong. Typefaces and fonts are essentially the shapes of the letters. Shapes are multi-sensory, meaning they affect more than one of your senses and can easily elicit…

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When Should You Utilize Digital Printing?

Digital printing is probably what most people are most familiar with, since you probably have one at home. Inkjet printers and laser printers are found in many homes, schools, and offices. Of course, these are generally consumer-level digital printers. For digital printing, images are sent directly to the printer using digital files, as opposed to…

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What is Typography?

Essentially, typography is the visual component of the written word. It is the technique, and art, of arranging letters in a way that makes the text legible, clear, and visually appealing to the reader. Typography involves the structure, size, weight, and style of the characters. It also considers the amount of space between the letters,…