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, characters, words, and lines. All of this comes together to influence certain emotions and convey specific messages to support the written letters and characters. When done well, it is incredibly powerful. When done poorly, there is a risk the message will be lost or misunderstood.

Before the digital age, typography was a specialized craft associated with books and other public works. Even before Gutenberg’s printing press, handwritten books or posters were carefully crafted, spacing was experimented with, and sometimes ornate embellished letters decorated the pages. It then evolved to include movable type tiles with the invention of the printing press, which massively expanded the art form. The creativity of typography then extended even further with the explosion of the digital age.

When it comes to branding, typography helps convey your message to your audience. Good typography will create a visual hierarchy, feel balanced, provide contrast, create consistency, inform structure, and set the tone of your product. The way the words and letters look and interact with each other is just as important as the meaning of the words. The typography choices you make can either help or harm your brand.

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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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Remixed’s 10 Step Process

Our 10-step process is the backbone of our customer journey. From the initial discovery phase, where we listen to the client and understand their strategic objectives, to strategic development, design, multiple rounds of refinement, and the final deployment of deliverables, clients should experience an engaging, collaborative, and satisfying journey with our agency. Listen (Discovery Phase):…

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5 Ways a Well-Built Brand Makes Your Company Money

We all know standing out in a crowded market is essential for success. One way to do that is by creating and maintaining a well-built brand. After all, your brand is more than just a logo and a tagline, it’s the image and perception that customers have of your business. A strong brand sets you…

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Offset Lithography Printing

Offset Lithography is a printing technique that uses printing plates to transfer the intended image to the intended medium, usually paper. Sometimes this technique is simply called offset printing, or litho. The printing plates are often made of aluminum, but can also be plastic, rubber, paper, or even other materials. The term offset refers to…

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How to Create a Brand

Building a strong brand is essential for any business looking to stand out in today’s highly competitive market. A successful branding strategy can help you connect with your target audience, build trust, and differentiate your business from your competitors. Here are some tips on how to build a strong brand for your business: Determine your…

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Why You Should Care About Branding Your Business

It is safe to assume most everyone will look you up on Google prior to visiting your business, hiring you for a service, or purchasing your products and/or services. Whenever you interact with people, whether in-person or online, how you present your brand is exceedingly important. Think of all of the brands you know. While…

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What is Branding?

Now, we all know that building a strong brand is no laughing matter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun along the way. After all, who said branding has to be boring? So, let’s start by defining what a brand really is. Think of it as your business’s personality, it’s what sets…

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Flexible vs. Fixed Agency Pricing

Understanding the Key Advantages of Selecting a Digital Agency with Flexible Pricing vs. a Traditional Agency with Fixed Pricing. When it comes to selecting an agency meant to augment a marketing team or department, it’s critical to understand the limitations pricing models create or eliminate. Businesses must find an agency partner that understands their brand’s…