Christian Repato

Three Exemplary Typefaces for User Interfaces

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Billy Whited on typography in UI design:

It operates at a functional, almost subliminal level distinct from decidedly more ornamental concerns like graphics, texture, and color. The quality of your typesetting can support your client’s message (and their application’s functionality)—or can detract from it by drawing undue attention to itself.

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