Silhouette will be featured on a television shopping program in the very near future so I am preparing ideas and samples and all types of fun goodies to take with me when we air. One of the important features we like to share with others is the ability to cut true type font files that you have as part of your font collection on your computer. I have specific faves that I like to use on a regular basis so why not be able to cut them out?
This is a board I will be displaying to show off that feature. Subway art has become a common place item in most homes these days, so its a fun way to show various fonts. A good rule of thumb for easy reading subway art is the idea that less is more. While some look fabulous with a variety of fonts, when you are learning to design your own select 3 to 6 fonts that work well together and reuse them throughout your design. You also want to make sure each row of words are straight and that all the letters land on the same baseline. (this is the invisible line under each letter). Meaning, make sure you have clear line definitions so that you don’t end up with floaters. A good way to make sure you are concise is to use the grid tool in the software. This will allow for an easy read and clean design.
Good luck on your next subway creations!!!
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