Imagine yourself picking a typeface for your next resumé, book, newsletter, or other text-heavy project. With the dizzying array of typefaces in the world, how do you choose when you simply want one that’s clear and readable? Thankfully, Before & After magazine’s short tutorial, What’s the Right Typeface for Text?, can help you make this often paralyzing choice.
If you’re not a professional designer and don’t know the difference between x-heights and X-men, don’t worry. The guide has loads of pictures and clear explanations, starting with one easy rule of thumb:
Without being overly technical, the guide continues by showing what “medium” means to a typeface’s counter, x-height, stroke width variation, and height-to-width ratio. For more, download the free guide here.