Typography for Conference on Future or Internet

innovati's picture

Hey all, I've got a project to design the brochure, poster and website for a conference on the future of the internet.

I want to avoid the often sickening 'design gimmicks' usually associated with web design (drop shadows, plastic, web 2.0!) and have a design that is both attractive, relevant and simple.

I am toying with the idea of posing the limitation of using only 256 web-safe colours in my design, which will likely be mostly vector shapes. Any input on colour palette?

I am also thinking about using a monospaced typeface for certain parts of the hierarchy. Is this design suicide? Is this relevant to the subject matter?

Should I be trying to find a fresh monospaced font and pairing it with a nice typeface, or should I be looking into web-safe fonts that have less depth, but families like Lucida have both a sans and a monospaced face in the same family.

Any suggestions or critiques would be great, I'll post the actual work up here for critique once I get rolling on it, thanks in advance for your insight and suggestions!

aluminum's picture

"I am toying with the idea of posing the limitation of using only 256 web-safe "

That would be the past of web design, not the future.

"I am also thinking about using a monospaced typeface for certain parts of the hierarchy. Is this design suicide? Is this relevant to the subject matter?"

I'd say it's not directly related, but not that you can't go that route. I don't think it'd conflict.

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