Type Size and Color for Readability Recommendations

Type Size and Color for Readability Recommendations, Courtesy of Elliot Design and The California Institute of Technology

Type Size and Color for Readability Recommendations

A follow up to the post “Type Size for Readability” which defines type size for small signs, these Type Size and Color for Readability Recommendations, courtesy of Elliot Design, recommend letter size for long distance viewing. The accessory chart on type color vs sign background color is also handy. Both are an outgrowth of Linkedin.com discussions of “Small Signs Create Master Sign.” CLICK thumbnail for a larger view. Quoting the source “The colors from top to bottom show the descending contrasts of colors in combination to each other. The top 6 rows are the better choices of colors for good contrast, the next three rows show less contrast and the last two rows would be very poor choices for readability.”

For retail typeface, type size and color references see…
Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability Recommendations
Sign as Communication Vehicle

For a broader perspective on color see…
Psychology of Color in Purchases

For an example of minimalist retail typography see…
2012 Tiny Label Holder Award.”

For unusual use of typography in retail display see…
Monkey Tails at the Mall

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Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability
Sign as Communication Vehicle
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For Typeface and Font related resources see…
“Typeface and Font Pinterest Board” (Pending)
Typeface and Font Index Page

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