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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.

fastcompany.com

Microsoft debuts five new fonts in a death match to rule Office

Which will be the successor to Calibri? We’ll know in a year.

zeichenschatz.net

How tracking and kerning improves all caps text

When untreated, all caps text creates problematic spaces between letters. Tracking fixes it mostly for web and app design, kerning fine-tunes it.

css-tricks.com

The Making (and Potential Benefits) of a CSS Font

This is a way to render text without using any font at all. Every element is styled with CSS to create the characters.

medium.com

Designing a Custom Typeface That Works for Indeed

How we built Indeed Sans with Dalton Maag and set up a type system that works for all of product and marketing.

css-tricks.com

Intrinsic Typography is the Future of Styling Text on the Web

The way we style text hasn’t changed much over the years.

uncut.wtf

Uncut

A growing catalogue of open source typefaces, focusing on somewhat contemporary type

hackaday.com

Hershey Fonts: Not Chocolate, The Origin Of Vector Lettering

Over the past few years, I kept bumping into something called Hershey fonts.

tosche.net

Ink Traps and Pals

A look at ink traps (enhanced edges of inside corners in things like typefaces, logos for print) and related techniques including digital light traps.

tejas-bhatt.medium.com

The Sans Selection

While designing FiftyTwo, we intently searched for a sans-serif typeface. This post talks about the character of typefaces, pricing, and the winner.

tonsky.me

Font size is useless; let’s fix it

What happens when you set fontSize: 32 in your favorite editor?

learnui.design

Free Font Alternatives: The Ultimate Guide

You can find extremely high-quality free fonts. But sometimes you need to do a lot of research to find them.

fontbrief.com

Font Brief

Find the right font for your project intuitively, by searching for attributes of your brand personality.

aisforfonts.com

Japanese Typography: Kilograms of Sinograms

This article presents the Japanese writing system, which is quite complex and absolutely fascinating.

indiantypefoundry.com

Introducing Fontshare, a free fonts service

We are on a mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to use beautiful fonts in their designs for free.

coderelay.io

Fontemon

World's first video game in a font!

zeichenschatz.net

Font Follows Feeling – A brief type classification

Knowing what broad genres of typefaces exist and what feelings they evoke, can be a handy tool to dig through the tons of available fonts out there.