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Bryan Font

The story of how I came to make a font of my late father’s distinctive handwriting. A typographic homage and a labour of love.

the-brandidentity.com

Superior Type on the business of type design

And how to stand out from the “flood of new fonts”.

baselinehq.com

When Using Type Graphically, Avoid Text Hierarchy Disasters

After all, you don't want your work to end up in an article like this.

zeichenschatz.net

Pairing fonts – 3 ways to find great typeface combinations

A beginner’s guide on how to mix fonts for your website or app from easy to advanced.

fonts.ilovetypography.com

I Love Typography now has a font shop

Popular typography blog now has a shop with 40 foundries and 7000 fonts and launched 15 new typefaces and some foundries to mark the occasion.

fontsinuse.com

I ❤️ NY

On his 92th birthday, and one year after his death, we commemorate Milton Glaser's most iconic creation.

nytimes.com

These Typefaces Are Truly Puzzling

Erik and Martin Demaine, a father-and-son team of “algorithmic typographers,” have confected an entire suite of mathematically inspired typefaces.

fontsinuse.com

Fonts in Use: Philip K. Dick paperbacks

Over two decades, Roslyn Gothic graced dozens of covers with works by the writer, building a visual identity for the master of dystopian fiction.

pixelambacht.nl

Optical size, the hidden superpower of variable fonts

A look at making letters actually change the way they look when shown in small or large sizes using variable fonts with an optical size axis.

kottke.org

Some Fun Typefaces for 2021

Adobe recently announced the winners of their 36 Days of Type contest.

robertcreative.com

Typography Trends in 2021: What Should You Know?

Here are 13 trends that I believe will determine the face of typography in 2021.

web.dev

Best practices for fonts

Learn about how to optimize web fonts for Core Web Vitals.

betterwebtype.com

All you need is 5 fonts

There weren’t as many web fonts to pick from when I started my freelance career in the early 2000s, still, I was always overwhelmed by the number...

acollectedman.com

Our Favourite Uses of Typography in Watches

A look at some interesting and creative ways type has been used across the horological world.

uxdesign.cc

The origin story of the Wingdings font

The funny font from vintage Microsoft Word has an unbelievable past and great influence on today’s culture.

zeichenschatz.net

Microsoft’s 2021 default fonts – a typographer’s thoughts and suggestion on it

Microsoft commissioned 5 sans-serif typefaces and asked on Twitter, which should be the new default that will replace Calibri. I share my suggestion.

typewolf.com

Fonts in Popular Culture Identified Vol. 3

See the fonts used in popular culture—featuring Girls Don’t Cry, Cook This Book, Lovecraft Country, Mrs America and more.

css-tricks.com

Jenny B Kowalski’s A-Z (and a-z) as Variable Letterforms

Jenny B Kowalski has been posting a-letter-a-day on Instagram exploring multi-axis variable/responsive letterforms.

medium.com

Beyond Calibri: Finding The Next Microsoft 365 Default Font

Default fonts are perhaps most notable in the absence of the impression they make.

dribbble.com

I studied the fonts of the top 1000 websites. Here’s what I learned.

A design-curious data scientist crawled the top 1000 websites to analyze their font selections.