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Legibility Versus Readability in Typography and Design


The usual purpose of text is to be read. Legibility and readability determine whether your text will fulfill its purpose. In this video, you’ll learn what those two words mean and how they differ with regard to typography, as well as strategies to ensure that your text is always instantly understandable AS text, and then that it is easy and inviting to read.

Excerpted from Pariah Burke’s comprehensive Pluralsight video course, Illustrator CC Typography.

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