Newspaper design and typography: headlines


POLL: What’s your favorite?

One of the most important — and for me most fun — decisions you make when doing newspaper design is to choose your headline typeface.

Back when I first got interested in newspapers, most used either Futura or Bodoni as their head schedule, and both were particularly bad cuts of the faces. They were flat ugly. Today there are many more good choices. Which side of the serif (or roman) vs. sans serif divide do you fall on? Leave individual newspaper “personalities” and such out of it. Vote in the first NDS poll.

Next post will cover selecting your headline typeface when doing a redesign.
E-mail if you have any questions or would like some typographic advice.

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