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uxdesign.cc

Frutiger: from a dot to the Paris airport

Balancing black and white, developing a universal language, and deconstructing what made Adrian Frutiger the designer’s designer.

elliotjaystocks.com

This site’s type is now variable

I figured it was high time my own website switched over to use the variable version of Ohno’s Degular.

erikdkennedy.com

Figtree: A new, (free) friendly sans-serif

Figtree is a geometric sans serif font walking the line between simplicity and friendliness. It is minimalist but not stiff, casual but not silly.

iconwerk.com

Braun Linear

A new typeface for Braun.

material.io

First Batch of Color Fonts Arrives on Google Fonts

Customize color palettes, add gradients, and more with COLRv1.

blog.datawrapper.de

Which fonts to use for your charts and tables

Sans-serif or serif typefaces? Lining or oldstyle figures? Narrow or wide? We explain which fonts work best for data visualizations.

wakamaifondue.com

Wakamai Fondue

The tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”

matejlatin.com

Website redesign: How I evolved my website

My personal website used to be on the matejlatin.co.uk domain and consisted of mostly personal articles. I had only written a few of those in the...

warp.dev

Adventures in Text Rendering: Kerning and Glyph Atlases

This is a deep-dive on text rendering — shaping, rasterization, and the challenges of optimizing for performance without sacrificing quality.

blog.presentandcorrect.com

Gujarati Type Foundry

An exceptional type foundry book from Gujarat, India. 1940.

uxdesign.cc

Calibri: the font that avoided cult status

Despite being once a Microsoft default, how did it avoid fame or infamy?

thedesignest.net

Quentin Tarantino Fonts: Exploring the Mastermind

Reviewing all Quentin Tarantino movie fonts, from Reservoir Dogs to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

blog.jim-nielsen.com

Visualizing SF Font Variations

When working on a design, I’ll often step through variations of a font until I hit the right amount of attention or emphasis.

evilmartians.com

The joy of Variable Fonts: getting started on the Frontend

This article is about variable fonts and code—how to load, configure, use the settings that make variable fonts unique, dealing with gotchas—and more!

nngroup.com

The Dos and Don’ts of Pairing Typefaces

When choosing typography to use in designs, narrow down your options by understanding the most common classifications.

uxdesign.cc

Futura: grace under pressure

Paul Renner’s quest for “sachlich” created a typeface that is as technically astute as it elegant

fonts.bunny.net

Bunny Fonts

Bunny Fonts is an open-source, privacy-first web font platform, designed as a drop-in replacement for Google Fonts CSS API.

smashingmagazine.com

Measuring The Performance Of Typefaces For Users (Part 2)

In this article, Thomas Bohm explains ways to test typefaces and other typographic issues.

jonathanhoefler.com

Getting Started with Typeface Design

Where to start as a typeface designer, by Jonathan Hoefler

blog.adobe.com

The need to personalize fonts for each individual reader

Adobe research explores how fonts affect the reading performance of adult readers on their computers or mobile devices.