Typography Weekly

By Ralf | The most noteworthy typography links

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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Typography

Zesta - Webfont & Desktop font

About this font family<p>Zesta is a family of high-contrast serif fonts, intended for use in display typography. Their design is modern, or ‘Didone’ in …

Lussu file #2: Wines and goblets – CAST

Should Beatrice Warde’s ‘Crystal goblet’ be seen, at best, as a harmless promotion of Monotype?<p>In June 2006 <i>Progetto Grafico</i> hosted a debate on …

That London Tube typeface? Look again

I can’t believe it’s not Johnston!<p>It’s a point of embarrassment to me that I only learned a few days ago one of the oddities to do with Johnston, the …

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><i>We speak to Lizy Gershenzon and Travis Kochel from</i> …

Unicode Emoji 11.0 characters now final for 2018

The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the …

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A brief history of Futura

“Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual.”

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TypeMates — Making Meret

But how much can you improve the shapes, spacing and features of a design that is so tried and tested? I made a comparison between the early KABK …

Faune, Alice Savoie

For this new commission of a typeface family by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, we wished to associate the skills and domains of activity of …

New from Underware: the script family Duos

“Duos, a script for illusionists, comes in 10 styles. Whatever style you pick: apply this speedy monolinear handwriting font in large sizes, because …

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FontShop

My colleague Norman Posselt, a typophile photographer who joined me on many visits to Darmstadt, captured macro images of punches and of printed …

Typography

The Venetian origins of roman type – CAST

Why Jenson’s and Spira’s model has to be found in the ‘Paduan style’ rather than in the script of Poggio or other Florentine humanists<p>Please do not …

Type Together

TypeTogether might not seem an obvious name for a business partnership founded by two people living nearly 6,000 miles apart. Yet when Veronika …

Art and the Malayalam alphabet

The letters of the alphabet took a long time to evolve, and to get standardised into their present forms, shapes and figurations. In Malayalam too, …

Plantin-Moretus Museum: The Making of a Renaissance Book (1969)

“The Making of a Renaissance Book”, originally issued as a black-and-white film shot on location at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, covers …

Belgium

FontLab VI. The ultra bold font editor for Mac and Windows.

With FontLab VI, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts. The app is an all-around …

Should the terms font and typeface be used interchangeably?

Defining the terms What do these terms mean anyway? The most simple explanation is: a typeface is what you see, a font is what you use. Both refer to …

Typography

Ye Olde Debunking

Have you ever wondered where "Ye Olde" spelling comes from? Today we unravel this thorny linguistic issue.

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Introducing A2-Mazarin

Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard c. 1921–23, and published under the name Astrée by esteemed French foundry …

Typography

Versatile Bold, a chromatic font family from Borges Lettering

“Versatile contains 3 different styles: Bold, Hatch and Rust (sold separately). Each style contains one body and six display sub-families which gives …

Typography

Helmut Matheis

“I take great pleasure in shaping letters” · On the 100th birthday of Helmut Matheis<p>By Florian Hardwig<p><b>When he was born, Germany still had a Kaiser.</b> …

Livefonts – animated fonts for low vision readers

The idea is simple: instead of requiring low vision readers to enlarge the letters until they become legible, a new kind of “script” is being tested, …

University of Washington

20 Fairy Tale Fonts

A hand-picked selection of 20 recommendable decorative fonts suitable for things like fairytale book covers.

Typography

IBM has a new corporate type family and you can get it for free

A super family (sans, serif, mono) with 16 styles each, designed by Bold Monday with Michael Abbink. Available under the Open Font License.

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