53 top typography tutorials

31. How to create your own font

type on an ipad

In this tutorial, Yulia Sokolova explains how she created her first font, from drawing the initial design to digitising it and then turning it into a useable font.

32. How to create your own font: 18 top tips

drawing on a lightbox

After many years as a graphic designer and type enthusiast, Jamie Clarke decided to try his hand at designing a typeface. In our tutorial he shares some of the insights and practical methods he learned to help you to make your own font. 

33. Create your own 3D typeface

making the typeface rig shaded

In another of our tutorials, Jamie Clarke talks through how he created 3D type family Rig Shaded; a layered or ‘chromatic’ typeface that allows you to choose your own style and colour combinations. He explains how he went about it, and shares a number of insights to help get you started making your own 3D type.

34. I shot the Serif

typography tutorials: I shot the sheriff

Learn typography through gaming! The aim of this awesome game from To The Point is to shoot only the serif fonts in the available time. Complete all the stages at 'Director Level' to beat the game. Good luck.

35. The rather difficult font game

This game takes you through a series of various fonts that you have to name from a choice of four. It may sound easy but it's not. Play it on the desktop or on your iPhone.

36. Are you a font nerd?

Do you know your Arial from your Helvetica? Test your type knowledge with this challenging game sponsored by MyFonts.com, which will probably show you that you don't know half as much about typography as you thought you did.

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