Typography and typefaces, without a doubt, are two of the most fascinating aspects of visual design. Great designers can execute great designs with typefaces and nothing else, if required, and certainly if preferred. Design legends Saul Bass and Paula Scher have proved this many times over, and they comprise only a fraction of a very long list of luminaries who can wield type brilliantly.
As I’ve tried to better grasp typography and designing with it, I’ve found its ideal for developers looking to improve their visual design skills. You don’t need drawing skills and you can work in monochromes until you’re ready to try fancy color palettes.