Ten Tips for better Type

I was inspired by Cathy Zielske’s new class, Ten Tips for better Type this week and put some of her tips into practice on this layout of my story from Sunday.
The hardest thing for me was to look again at the classical fonts, I just love handwriting fonts! but I had a play and have made a list of the classical fonts that I (now) like. This is one of them.
It is called Optima, I am going to use it for a while to see how it sits with me

This is the Layout using a couple of Cathy’s tips.

I used a classical font for the text/journalling
I used the same font throughout but in two different sizes
I used just a little of a second font Zapfino in the title
I adjusted the leading (the space between the lines of text)
Oh and I finally made a text box with no trouble at all!
Text boxes have been a mystery to me for ever!

My latest photography mag helped out with the layout.

4 thoughts on “Ten Tips for better Type

  1. I think this classic font looks clean and sophisticated with the painting, it is stunning! Cathy has some great advice, simple things can make a big difference to your layouts.

  2. This is just beautiful, Miriam. Would you be willing to share your list. Maybe I’ll make a list of my favorite ten for Ten on the Tenth. (I didn’t forget this month!)

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