27th August 2020
Diagonal arrows, a graphic device used as part of Cath Daley's branding

A typical day for a graphic designer

What is a typical day for a graphic designer? I made a note of everything I did one Thursday last month; this is a record of my day.
22nd August 2020
Example of font pairing

How to mix and match fonts

Most designers choose to use two typefaces in their designs (font pairing). Discover tips on how to mix and match fonts, and see examples that pair well.
9th July 2018
Montecatini font graphic

Extraordinary typefaces

Where can you source really unusual and extraordinary typefaces? There are a number of options you can try. Read our useful guide to find out more.
15th August 2017

London Lounge: the Johnston tour

The London Transport Museum at the depot in Acton is not just for train geeks, it has lots of treats in store for art and design enthusiasts. The Johnston tour is one of these.
8th July 2017

Portuguese portrayals

I usually like to stay in London during the summer months and get away when it’s cold, but this year I broke with tradition and spent
28th March 2017
A Donovan album from the 1960s which uses a font similar to Arnold Bocklin.

Typographic trends: are the sixties back?

In the 1960s, Donovan’s album covers used distinctive fonts which reflected his style of music. The most well known was ‘Arnold Bocklin’ font.
27th October 2016

What the font?!! Try our type quiz to see how much you know

How much do you know about fonts? Have a go at our 10-point quiz and see how many you get right.
24th September 2014
A phrase written in Gill Sans, a popular typeface for graphic designers

How to identify fonts

Have you ever seen a typeface, admired or hated it and wondered what it was? You don’t have to have a degree in typography to find
1st October 2013
Orange and blue are complimentary colours

How to commission a graphic designer

Anxious about commissioning a graphic designer? How to ensure your designer projects the right message and communicates successfully with your clients.
30th September 2013
An unfortunate font choice can drastically change the meaning of a graphic

Why font choice matters

Choosing the right typeface is not just about looking pretty; it can be crucial to the message you put across. When Pepsi teamed up with Aape to