Because text on icons is such a wonderful thing, I want to talk about it with as many people as possible. The other makers were kind enough to let me post this here. :)
Janie's Guide to Text - Part One( The power of wordsCollapse )
Hello everyone, welcome to my
monologue on text. Part One.
In my Guide to Negative Space
, I mention that negative space is my favourite thing about icon making. But I'm happiest when my negative space lends itself to text use.
In this guide I will be talking about how I use text. I will talk about composition, making text fit with its background and, of course, my favourite fonts. The first part of this guide has to do with the ways of looking at text. How can we use it? In a later part, I will also spend time on how to make what you have in your head happen and share my favourite fonts with you. If this is something you are interested in, come on in!
Questions? Concerns? Thoughts? I'd love to hear them! :)