Each typeface highlights a piece of history from a specific underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender—from the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Argentina to the Civil Rights Movement in America.
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
A fun way to play around with the options in variable fonts.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
A great overview of typography by Cameron Moll, talented designer and super-nice guy.