A fun way to play around with the options in variable fonts.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Rachel goes into detail on how she uses pattern libraries—built with Fractal to build interfaces. I know it sounds like we paid her to say all the nice things about Fractal, but honestly, we didn’t even know she was writing this article!
After discovering Fractal two years ago, we have moved every new project — large and small — into Fractal.
Friday, July 6th, 2018
This is very neat! Test out how Google Fonts will look on your website: type in your URL and away you go. Works well on mobile too.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Prompted by his time at Clearleft’s AI gathering in Juvet, Chris has been delving deep into the stories we tell about artificial intelligence …and what stories are missing.
And here we are at the eponymous answer to the question that I first asked at Juvet around 7 months ago: What stories aren’t we telling ourselves about AI?
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Here’s an interesting twist on variable fonts: one of variable axes is serificity …serificousness …serifness. The serifs. The serifs, is what I’m trying to say.
One small point: it seems a bit of a shame that there are separate files for regular and italic—it would’ve been nice to have a variable axis for italicity …italicousness …ah, screw it.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Some lovely branding work for the UK Parliament, presented very nicely.
A handy browser-based tool for examining font files to see which features they support.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
You’ll need to be comfortable with using the command line, but this is a very useful font subsetting tool from those clever folks at Filament Group.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Rob walks us through the typographic choices for his recent redesign:
Most of what I design that incorporates type has a typographic scale as its foundation, which informs the typeface choices and layout proportions. The process of creating that scale begins by asking what the type needs to do, and what role contrasting sizes will play in that.
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
A blog dedicated to documenting the letterforms on display in Berlin.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
A single page showing all the weights available from Google fonts at a glance.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
The missing font generator for Mac OS X.
Very handy for subsetting fonts for the web. It doesn’t (yet) export WOFF2 unfortunately.
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
dConstruct 2015 podcast: Chriss Noessel
I enjoyed myself immensely geeking out with Chris about the technology presented in sci-fi films like Logan’s Run, Iron Man, X-Men, Metropolis, Under The Skin, and of course, Star Wars. I shared my crazy theory about Star Wars with Chris and he was very gracious in humouring me.
Oh, at the end of the episode, we reveal the special event that’s happening the evening before dConstruct:
The night before the conference, Chris Noessel, one of our fab speakers, will be hosting a very special screening of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
Don’t miss it. And don’t miss dConstruct. Remember, as a podcast listener, you get 10% off the ticket price with the discount code “ansible.”
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Many of the free fonts available from Google are pretty bad, but this site showcases how some of them can be used to great effect.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
A cute approach to pairing typefaces: treat it like a dating game.