Typography is picking up in popularity over the last few years. This raise in trend give birth to astonishing typographic design from quotes, brand statements, infographics, and so on. With the new trends, comes a new font category: quote fonts.
What Is a Quote Font?
Unfortunately, there are no clear definition of the phrase. However, the easiest way to define a ‘quote font’ is a font that is used primarily for designing typography, especially shorter texts used in wall décor, brand logo, etc.
Since the trend in typography is constantly changing, there are also no fonts that really represent the new category. Last year’s trend in typography is using cool and eccentric fonts, which means that in that exact year, fonts with unique characteristics can be grouped together as quote fonts.
Why Design a Quote?
There are plenty of reasons on why we want to design a quote or any other typographic designs. Maybe your client wants to do a branding campaign and need their business statement displayed? Or perhaps your local musician is releasing a lyric video of their latest hits and commissioned you to design the texts? Or you just want to sell your own merchandise as a secondary income?
There are endless opportunities if we are asking ‘why’ we should design a typographic content, especially if you are dealing with clients. Instead, try asking the ‘how’— “How can we create an astonishing typography?”; “How to choose a suitable font for the quote?”, etc.
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Quote Typography Tips
When it comes to designing a quote, whether for wall decoration or printed on a t-shirt, there are some things you can consider:
- The text itself is the centerpiece of the design, everything else is just complementary. You are free to incorporate any vectors, clipart, or drawings to the design, but make sure it doesn’t overshadow the typography.
- Keep it simple. Sometimes, playing around with mixing different fonts in the design is enough. No need to use excessive design elements.
- Use quirky font(s). A unique font with unique characteristics would guarantee your design to be an eye-catcher. Boring fonts like comic sans would jus be overlooked by viewers. Also, make sure it has great readability. You want people to easily read the texts, not just look at the texts.
- Use sufficient contrast. Again, you want viewers to be able to read the text properly. Readability is a crucial aspect in typography, especially when it was used as a mean to promote something. How can you properly promote something with the texts if viewers find it hard to read the content?
- Use proper grammar. Seriously, what’s the point of having eye-catching fonts with excellent readability if your typography is confusing to read? Not only you would be failed to deliver the message, but you are also risking the credibility of your client and yourself.
Finally, the concept of quote fonts in typographic design is not that confusing once you take a look at the trends. Without further ado, start doing your own typographic design project!