typography articles

typography articles

FontShop’s Photoshop plugin lets designers try 150,000 fonts for free

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FontShop, one of the largest purveyors of typography on the Web, has released a new Photoshop plugin that allows designers to instantly test out over 150,000 fonts before buying. The plugin, while still in beta, is already impressive in terms of its potential, allowing anyone to explore typography without making purchases up...
FontShop’s Photoshop plugin lets designers try 150,000 fonts for free

TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

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Nearly every designer shares a strong love for typography. Many will never become type designers, or even dedicated typographers, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a designer that didn’t lust after the details of gorgeous type treatments, display and text fonts. Out of every genre hidden in the depths of...
TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

This site shows off how gorgeous Google Web Fonts really can be

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Screen typography is at a crossroads right now. On one hand, it is evolving into a beautiful space where print and Web design can finally converge in a world with endless wonder and unicorns. On the other side, however, it is still an inconsistent mess where kerning requires JavaScript hacks...
This site shows off how gorgeous Google Web Fonts really can be

Design Inspiration: 21 Gorgeous experimental typefaces for your inner designer (August)

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Nearly every designer out there has a strong love for typography. Of course, many of us will never become full-fledged type designers, or even dedicated typographers, but somehow we all still manage to lust for the details of gorgeous type treatments, display and text typefaces. And out of every genre hidden in...
Design Inspiration: 21 Gorgeous experimental typefaces for your inner designer (August)

Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

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Glyphs Mini, the little brother of the full-fledged Glyphs App, is one of the most affordable ways to do some serious type design on the Mac. Traditionally, the only real route to success in type design was through Fontlab Studio ($674) or Fontographer ($409). Fontlab, which holds an almost Adobe-like monopoly on font design, also offers TypeTool ($100),...
Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

Check out these free icons, fonts and UX elements, from the creators of COLOURlovers

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Created by the same folks who brought us COLOURlovers, Creative Market is giving away a nice pile of design resources pre-launch, including heaps of icons, fonts and UX elements. Judging from the site, these 30+ packs typically range between $1 and $49, but all are free for the time being....
Check out these free icons, fonts and UX elements, from the creators of COLOURlovers

Swiss Typography, as seen on the streets of Switzerland

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Swiss designers have made a tremendous impact on the world of design and typography over the years, having pioneered the International Typographic Style in the 50′s, which emphasizes cleanliness, readability and objectivity. This style, also called the Swiss Style, features the likes of Helvetica and Akzidenz Grotesk, and has come to...
Swiss Typography, as seen on the streets of Switzerland

Type geeks: Here’s the entire Helvetica alphabet, turned into super heroes

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For all you Helvetica lovers out there (myself included, although we are taking a break), French design student and illustrator René Mambembe has managed to turn the Helvetica alphabet into iconic super heroes and villains, while still keeping with the original characters (pun intended). As you can see below, everything from the Hulk to...
Type geeks: Here’s the entire Helvetica alphabet, turned into super heroes

Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

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Büro Destruct is an internationally acclaimed design studio based out of Switzerland. The team, very well-known for its type design, has just recently crafted a typeface based on Edding 850, the boldest marker from Edding (the German equivalent to the ubiquitous Sharpie). As Creative Applications describes, Büro Destruct’s ”team started scribbling and doodling straight...
Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

TypeButter makes it easy for anyone to kern their Web typography

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The web has historically been a messy place for typography. Only recently have embedded fonts become a popular technique, but browsers are still behind on type presentation and flexibility. This is why jQuery has been a godsend for web designers, allowing them to hack the way each and every letter...
TypeButter makes it easy for anyone to kern their Web typography
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