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Best Fonts of 2018 on Fontspring

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Charles Nix: What Would Justus Do?

<i>Charles Nix provides an extensive look at Justus Erich Walbaum—the 250-year-old Modern man!</i><p><i>Charles Nix is a designer, typographer, and educator. He</i> …

Lili Wronker, Calligrapher and Illustrator, Is Dead at 94

Mrs. Wronker, who illustrated numerous books for children and adults, said she found the process of drawing “as mysterious as life itself.”

Calligraphy

Artists and craftsmen in German type (1871-1914)

A historic examination of the relationship between handcraft and art regarding the design and making of printer’s type in Germany between 1871 and …

New book lettering Skillshare class with Jessica Hische

“Love lettering, illustration, and the wide world of books? Join lettering and illustration icon Jessica Hische for a stunning, in-depth class all …

Calligraphy

🏆 The Best New Type Foundries of 2018 – Muzli - Design Inspiration

A selection of fresh new foundries worth adding to your list!<p>Noemi StaufferBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing<p>Nov 13, 2018<p><b>By</b> <b>Noemi Stauffer</b> <b>and</b> <b>Christophe</b> …

The Origins of the Word Logotype

Hermann Zapf & the World He Designed by The Kelly-Winterton Press

A comprehensive biography of the calligrapher, type designer, and typographer Hermann Zapf

The Fonts of Car Brands

An overview of the (usually custom and exclusive) typefaces used for car brands.

Font scandal at FIFA World Cup

“While millions of people are enjoying the excitement and drama of the World Cup matches, the type design community is outraged at the low level of …

Futura meets Blackletter—Reviving Krimhilde

In 2015 I published a revival of Elfen-Fraktur—a unique monolinear blackletter typeface. With the release of Krimhilde I am continuing on this path. …

Adobe Hidden Treasures: Bauhaus Dessau

Fonts based on sketches of Bauhaus designers exclusively available to Creative Cloud members.

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What does that funny squiggle mean?

A series of short BBC videos explaining glyphs like &, #, the interrobang and the pilcrow sign.

The Capital ß design: Can we create an uppercase character from lowercase?

Today’s demand for a capital ß (“sharp s”) character is a functional demand. And a very simple one at that. It logically follows from two points: How …

Airbnb Designed Its Own ‘Playful’ Font to Unify Its Look Across All Platforms

Airbnb has a new custom typeface, Cereal. The company needed a font that would not only make its visual identity more cohesive across all of its …

Dutch Type reprint now on Kickstarter

Dutch Type was published in March 2004 and was received with huge enthusiasm. Its 3,500 copies sold out in 3 years. The book soon became hard to find …

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Are two spaces better than one? A response to new research

An article by Matthew Butterick, responding to the study “Are two spaces bet­ter than one? The ef­fect of spac­ing fol­low­ing pe­ri­ods and com­mas …

Browser-based font inspection tool Wakamai Fondue launched

This tools by Pixel Ambacht shows font meta data, the character set, OpenType features, and generates CSS code for web use.

The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird

A tale of two “g”s<p>In a recent study delightfully titled “The Devil’s in the ‘g’-Tails,” researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that most people are unaware of the common form of the lowercase “g” that appears in books. It looks like this: g. If you glossed right over that, notice that the …

Geometric Publica Superfamily of 54 Fonts – only $17!

If you're looking to beef up your typeface toolbox, this is the Mighty Deal for you! We don't just have a font family for you… we have a Superfamily …

Brilliant New Typeface Combines Touchable Braille With Visible Letters

With an innovation that makes you wonder why no one thought of it earlier, Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has created a new typeface that allows everyone equal access to information, whether they can see or not. The 24-year-old just released his <b>Braille Neue</b> typefaces, where English and Japanese …

Braille

Netflix unveils Netflix Sans, a new custom typeface developed with Dalton Maag

Netflix has unveiled a new custom typeface to be used across the streaming platform’s brand identity, developed by the in-house design team in …

Zesta - Webfont & Desktop font

Lussu file #2: Wines and goblets

Should Beatrice Warde’s ‘Crystal goblet’ be seen, at best, as a harmless promotion of Monotype?<p>c-a-s-tBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing<p>Mar 6, 2018<p>In June …

That London Tube typeface? Look again

I can’t believe it’s not Johnston!<p>Glenn FleishmanBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing<p>Feb 28, 2018<p>It’s a point of embarrassment to me that I only learned a …

Home » Letterpress Digest

The Podcast<p>An interview and informational show about all things letterpress.<p>The Letterpress Digest podcast is quite simple... we'll talk about all …

Future Fonts — A Marketplace for Unfinished Typefaces

We get a sneak preview with the team behind an innovative new way of creating and selling fonts<p>Ulrik HogrebeBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing<p>Oct 23,</i> …