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.

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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