The type is rough and imperfect because it's made with imperfect machines. It's made with cheap paper that soaks up ink like a sponge.
The flaws of ink on paper are important. They anchor us to the real world.
In this infographic, I'll show you how to roughen your typography oh-so-subtly in Adobe Illustrator. It's a simple technique to learn. And once you get it down you'll be amazed how much it can add to your work. Just don't go overboard!
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Check out a video tutorial of this process here.
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