Using Layered or Chromatic Type
Have you seen those fancy new layered type styles that all the cool kids are using? Ever wonder how to use them most efficiently? Layered type is great when you want to set headlines in a application that screams for attention. It's fantastic when you want a retro or vintage feel or just want to add some depth and dimension to your work.
A Bit of History
If you will forgive the pun, layered type is a multifaceted contemporary trend in type design. Layered type finds it's origins in woodtype, which came to the fore in the mid 1800s. Another implementation came in the time of Letraset. In the present day, we stack layers of type in a digital program and output the results, but in the past there was great deal of trial and error and less versatility. Some of the challenges of designing layered type, such as registration, are now mostly the domain of the designer of the layered type family.
Tips On How To Use Layered Type
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Make the right statement with the elegant Sabler Titling. This showstopping font features an inherent grace combined with the classic style of the Art Deco period. The subtle beauty of its letters is highlighted by the typeface’s stems, which taper towards the baseline highlight--a feature that adds clear distinction to your design. Originally inspired by a WPA poster, this typeface has been expanded to include three equally elegant proportions. Sabler Titling includes more than 60 free alternative forms, including support for most Latin-based languages. Add a hint of seduction to your work with Sabler’s high-contrast letterforms--ideal for magazines, advertisements and books on fashion, fine arts, and luxury goods of all kinds.
Haboro Slab. It’s a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of font like the first of its family. This slab serif pushes through the clutter powerfully in editorial and corporate work such as business websites and software.
The Haboro hyperfamily as a whole is known for its ability to make the work clear and simple, even with the fonts’ advanced angle--and Slab is no change here. Consistent with Haboro, too, the simplified geometric features of the slab face just make sense, no matter where you use it. Its timeless wedge-molded serifs give this family the formula it needs to function flexibly in jobs from fashion to packaging.
Enhance your output with the font’s wide range of ligatures and alternates, including OpenType alternates. Use Haboro Slab’s large pair of solution glyphs and various other OpenType specifics, too, to give your message the clarity it deserves. Even more, it couples well with the sophisticated didone of the Haboro hyperfamily to further expand your capabilities. Haboro Slab ha…