We continuously read today. Reading goes from shop fronts to booklets and so on. In graphic design, the nature of the text is considered. Emotions, atmospheres and moods involves choice. This post tells you the things to know about typography. Typography has to do with arranging text and letters to get visually appealing, clear and legible copy. It has to do with structure, appearance and style that aims to emphasise certain emotions and transfer particular messages. Typography beautifies text. It has to do with print and digital world. Typography have improved with the coming of the internet. 

Elements of Typography 

The elements of typography are below: 


Contrast enables you transfer message or ideas to readers. Spending time working on contrast creates an attention-grabbing, meaningful and interesting text. A lot of designers make their contrast by using various sizes, styles, colours and type faces to make impact and integrate the page. 

Typefaces and Fonts 

Fonts and typefaces are not the same. A typeface refers to a style of design consisting of a myriad of characters of various weight and sizes, but a font represents a text character. A typeface refers to related fonts family while the fonts has to do with styles, widths and weights making a typeface. There are 3 basic types of typeface, decorative, sans-serif and serif. For a nice design, do not exceed 3 fonts and minimum decorative fonts. A lot of UI designers will add serif fonts with san-serif fonts by adding main body text in the font and wielding your title in that san-serif font. 


Your typefaces has to be consistent to avoid a messy and confusing interface. When transferring information, it is necessary to stick with the same style of font to enable your readers know what they are reading and note a pattern. You can use various levels of hierarchy and form a consistent hierarchy of interfaces (Use one consistent typeface for subheadings and another for headers.