4 Typography Errors to Avoid at All Costs Part Two
3. Disregarding Readability for the Sake of Style
In regards to number 2, the next common mistake in typography is disregarding readability for the sake of style. Overstretching your text is just one of the mistakes that fall into this criterion. Other mistakes in this criterion include: choosing calligraphy (script) fonts for the entire body text, making the font size too small (typically less than 10pt), and over-styling your font with attributes (bold, italic, underline, etc). Once again, typography aims to convey your message to people. So, make sure they can read the message itself. But if it’s just for personal use, then go on to break the barriers!
4. Not using Hierarchy for Your Typography
Hierarchy is important to let your readers know the important part(s) of your text as soon as they lay their eyes on it. Imagine you get a flyer with the same font size from the title to the body text, and they have no proper spacing. You must be unsure about where to start and what’s significant about that flyer Singapore. That’s why hierarchy is very important in typography.
Hierarchy is actually very simple to impose:
- Heading. Use the largest font and give it a little ‘styling’ like setting it in bold, italic, underline, etc.
- Sub-heading. Sub-heading is smaller in size than heading but it still holds an important and attractive value to it.
- Body text. Body text has the smallest font size but makes sure they are still legible.