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Links tagged with “typography”

  1. Wakamai Fondue, the tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”

    Drop a font on it and it shows you lots of info about it, and displays its characters.

  2. TT2020 | More Information

    Creating a more realistic typewriter font. But I don’t understand why the movies mentioned didn’t use a real typewriter. And don’t get me started on “handwriting” fonts. (via Michael Thai)

  3. Collection | Instant Lettering Database

    Scans of Letraset sheets. Much nostalgia. (via Things Magazine)

  4. Convincing-looking 90s fonts in modern browsers –

    Excellent work. Also, that first “blobby” potrace attempt looks wonderfully 1990s Template Gothic-like. (via Waxy)

  5. A short history of body copy sizes on the Web

    I would like more histories of specific features of web design over the decades. (via Adactio)

  6. Crafting link underlines on Medium

    Not necessarily for how they decided to make nice underlines on text, but for the description of how complicated a very simple-seeming website can be. (via @jamesweiner)

  7. Tinytype

    “Find default system fonts that exist across common mobile platforms in the form of a handy compatibility table.” (via Daring Fireball)

  8. Undergrad, Cooper, KABK — One Student’s Route to Learning Type Design

    One person’s experience of three typography courses, from a part-time, one term course to a full-time, one year course, Australia, NY and the Hague.

  9. A Typographic Survey of the City of London: Part One

    Part One of a revised, longer, edition of a film about the City’s typography which was around a few years back but was taken offline. Other part(s) to come, apparently.

  10. Butterick’s Practical Typography

    Free online guide, which seems quite good, but… all that attention to detail and he makes it almost impossible to tell what’s a link. Bloody Designer designers. (via Daring Fireball)

  11. TypeMedia TypeCooker: Generator

    “A tool for generating type-drawing exercises. The system creates a random list of requirements for a typeface, but with relevant criteria.”

  12. Sketching Out of My Comfort Zone: A Type Design Experiment | Typographica

    A nice post about doing a sketch of a new typeface every day.

  13. Jessica Hische on typography

    Really nice, lengthy article on how to choose typefaces, particularly for websites. (via Waxy)

  14. Ben Schott | Assembling a Film’s Billing Block - Interactive Feature -

    Explanation of the blocks of credits at the bottom of movie posters. (via @benterrett)

  15. Typography and Type Design 101: Reading Lists

    A couple of typography reading lists, and more. Like I’ll ever get round to that.

  16. Create Your Own @font-face Kits | Font Squirrel

    Upload an OTF etc font and it’s turned into a lovely package of webfonts. Like magic.

  17. Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!

    Draw a shape and it tries to guess the Unicode character. It’s fun to draw a squiggle and find odd characters. Cow Face! (via Cal)

  18. FitText - A plugin for inflating web type

    “Use this [jQuery] plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.” Nice. (via @simonw)

  19. Kern.js - Make web kerning suck less.

    Nice: if you’re using Lettering.js on your page, this lets you adjust the text on the page until it looks right, then gives you the CSS adjustments to match your final look.

  20. Lettering.js - A jQuery plugin for radical web typography.

    Quite nice - adds spans around individual letters, words or lines so you can easily style them with CSS. But all that extra HTML feels “wrong” to me, even if it’s generated automatically. Some pretty examples though.

  21. Kindle typography

    Going to some lengths to make Kindle typography better using JavaScript and CSS.

  22. Luna’s Café: Typography is about reading – and so are ebooks

    There are a few reasons I’ve never bought a Kindle book, and this thoughtlessness on the part of publishers and Amazon is one. (via Daring Fireball)

  23. Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

    For future arguing reference. But also, I don’t understand why monospaced typewriter folk wanted two spaces either; I still type emails monospaced, and two spaces looks ugly. (via Preoccupations)

  24. 陳 Jon Tan

    Designer, web stuff, based in Bristol

  25. Typographica. Type Reviews, Books, Commentary.

    I must have seen this before, but I stumbled across it again recently. Tasty.

  26. Helvetica: Old and Neue -

    I’ve never got round to looking up the differences between Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. Now I know. (via Daring Fireball)

  27. Soyouneedatypeface.jpg 1983×1402 pixels

    Nice, and funny, typeface-choosing flowchart. (via Haddock a while back)

  28. Revised Font Stack | A Way Back

    More thoughts on good CSS font stacks. (via Tom Taylor)

  29. Letter posters

    Embroidery doesn’t usually do much for me, but combine with typography and CMYK screens and it’s all geek friendly! (via Haddock)

  30. Cufón - fonts for the people

    A way to do pretty fonts nicely in web pages other than sIFR. (I haven’t tried it.)

  31. The first one’s the hardest | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

    Nice description of someone designing their first font over eighteen months. I’d love to try this (you know, if I had ten times the time I do). (via Kottke)

  32. Font Matrix

    Nice grid of what fonts are available in different OSes with different installs of software.

  33. Unit Interactive :: Blog :: Better CSS Font Stacks

    Sensible examples of lists of fonts to use in CSS.

  34. Facing up to Fonts | Slides and notes

    Interesting presentation on which fonts are available to use on the web, and how best to specify combinations of them. (via Blech)

  35. A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo

    Lovely little video about the typography used in public throughout the City. Only criticism: sound recording is very poor quality. Otherwise, fab. (via Blech)

  36. The Grid System

    Nice resource on designing web sites using a grid. All we need now is a resource on designing web sites with DECENT LINK STYLES.

  37. LRB · letters page from Vol. 30 No. 14

    The ‘10’ on 10 Downing Street’s front door is Trajan, with an upper case ‘O’ instead of a zero.

  38. WhatTheFont : MyFonts

    Upload a scanned piece of text and it’ll tell you what font it is. (via Daring Fireball)

  39. The Fell Types - My Revival Fonts

    Fonts derived from late 17th century printing.

  40. Typophile Forums: The fonts of 2004

    Rest of the forum is no doubt fascinating too. If only there was the time…

  41. Tim’s Bandwagon: Bumping into Bodoni Mutant in Budapest

    Tim spots one of his fonts in the wild, years after releasing it on the net.

  42. Lineto fonts

    Font catalogue demonstrated using live BBC News headlines.

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