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12 Beautiful Examples of Web Typography – Plan of ATTCK – Medium
Varying screen sizes makes designing web typography uniquely challenging. These sites do it wonderfully, in no particular order.
inspiration  typography 
march 2018 by fjordaan
Fonts for Complex Data | News, Notes & Observations | Hoefler & Co.
Here are some of the things our clients consider when faced with complex typography, and some of the typographic strategies that can be the quickest routes to success.
typography  tables  tabular  data  small  print  complex  condensed  screensmart  legible  footnotes  superscript 
february 2018 by fjordaan
Fonts | CBRD
British road signs use specially designed lettering, and much of it is quite distinctive. On this page, you can download some of that lettering as a series of TrueType fonts.
fonts  signage  transport  typography  typeface  road  pavement 
february 2018 by fjordaan
Twitter
Upper and lower case letters – why do we call them that? (Read more at )
typography  from twitter
october 2017 by fjordaan
the Type Archive
Upper and lower case letters – why do we call them that? (Read more at )
typography  from twitter
october 2017 by fjordaan
Twitter
I’m a complete sucker for found alphabets. This one is lovely
typography  from twitter
october 2017 by fjordaan
Instagram
This sign hurts my eyes. @ Media City UK
typography  signage  from twitter
april 2017 by fjordaan
The Adventures of a Type Tourist
At an talk tonight on one of my favourite subjects: urban , with David Quay of The Foundry
typography  from twitter
april 2017 by fjordaan
Fenceposts - Futility Closet
To show that Gothic script could be fatiguing to read, medieval scribes invented this joke sentence:
mimi numinum niuium minimi munium nimium uini muniminum imminui uiui minimum uolunt
history  joke  language  writing  lettering  calligraphy  typography  funny 
july 2016 by fjordaan
A few notes on typography | Government Digital Service
On Tuesday evening we made another release of changes to GOV.UK. One of the biggest areas of discussion centered around the typography changes. Ben Terrett, Head of Design, explains the choices which have been made and why.
govuk  typography  transport  fonts  motorway 
september 2015 by fjordaan
Interactive Guide to Blog Typography
This guide will help you understand the typographic foundations that will improve the readability of your articles.
interactive  font  typography  guide  guidelines 
september 2014 by fjordaan
Good for longform | List | Typekit
These fonts reflect classic book forms and make for comfortable, pleasing reading for longform texts. Exceptional rendering at paragraph sizes means they perform well across browsers and operating systems.
typekit  typography  longform  text  typefaces  body 
may 2013 by fjordaan
Type Study: Pairing typefaces | The Typekit Blog
Type study is an ongoing series of guest posts about typography on the web. In this article, Aura Seltzer provides tips and tricks for pairing type well.
font  typeface  typography  pairings  combinations  typekit 
march 2013 by fjordaan
Just My Type
A collection of nice font pairings from Typekit.
font  typeface  typography  pairings  combinations  typekit 
march 2013 by fjordaan
kern.js | fun with webfonts.
Then just click and drag to adjust your kerning, line-height, letter placement and more to your heart's content! When you're done, copy the generated CSS and use it in your own stylesheet
javascript  kern  typography  lettering  js  bookmarklet 
september 2012 by fjordaan
The Design Disease (Noisy Decent Graphics)
So what's it like, living with this disease? What does it make you do that other people don't do? How does it affect you? Let's say you took a trip in to town one day. First off, you'd be incredibly upset by the shocking kerning on this roadsign.
graphics  design  disease  obsession  typography  found  pentagram 
july 2012 by fjordaan
Park & Bond
Well-designed and editorialised online clothing store
clothing  shopping  retail  ecom  ecommerce  typography  editorial  design  park  bond 
september 2011 by fjordaan
Lettering.js - A jQuery plugin for radical web typography.
Web type is exploding all over the web but CSS currently doesn't offer complete down-to-the-letter control. So we created a jQuery plugin to give you that control. Here are a few examples of what can easily be done with Lettering.js:
css  javascript  jquery  lettering  typography  js  kern 
april 2011 by fjordaan
BeerCamp at SXSW 2011
Wha..??! RT : Two lovely CSS scrolling effects I saw today for the first time.
sxsw  beercamp  3d  css  html5  inspiration  zoom  typography  css3  from twitter
march 2011 by fjordaan
Main : TypArchive
Created by Typographer and Designer RD Granados in April 2009, TypArchive is an image collection focused on hand painted lettering. Recent additions are a three dimensional section including, metal and wood, neon and automobile type. The goal is to create a site where others can contribute and use as a source of inspiration and reference.
art  design  photography  typography  lettering  signage  signpainting  found  type 
november 2010 by fjordaan
Typotheque: Hinting by Peter Biľak
Hinting, or screen optimising, is the process by which fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors. I have been designing type since the early 1990s, and for as long as I can remember, type designers have been saying that hinting would soon be made obsolete by new advances in hardware and software. Now, almost 20 years later, hinting seems to be more relevant than ever.
typeface  typography  fonts  hinting  PeterBiľak  typotheque  antialiasing  cleartype  directwrite 
june 2010 by fjordaan
Where Microsoft beats Apple  ¶  Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto
My esteemed, not-always-annoying colleague Stephen Coles is correct: Apple typography has been half-assed at best through the entire reign of OS X. Typography on the iPhone/iTouch and now iPad also isn’t good enough.
apple  design  fonts  microsoft  typography  joeclark 
june 2010 by fjordaan
@font-face rendering - most common scenarios | Typophile
It is simplified, but generally speaking these are main possible paths with default settings. X axis is market share (with some guessing).
typography  webfonts  font  rendering  sub-pixel  scenarios  diagram  flowchart  typophile 
may 2010 by fjordaan
Ask H&FJ: Four Ways to Mix Fonts
Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Here are four tips for navigating the typographic ocean, all built around H&FJ's Highly Scientific First Principle of Combining Fonts: keep one thing consistent, and let one thing vary.
design  fonts  tips  type  typography  combining  combine  hfj  contrast 
april 2010 by fjordaan
What the iPad is Missing (No, it’s not a Camera) | The FontFeed
Disappointing, but not surprising. Apple has made some puzzling decisions over the last few years that leave one wondering if they really care about typography as much as they did in the 1980s when the Mac launched the desktop publishing revolution.
ipad  apple  fonts  typography  justification 
april 2010 by fjordaan
Typographic town logos in hiragana/katakana ::: Pink Tentacle
Japanese town logos — official symbols designed to communicate the identity of each municipality — come in a vast array of shapes and colors. Many of these municipal symbols incorporate typographical elements (particularly kanji, hiragana, katakana, and Roman letters) into their designs. In most cases, the stylized characters are straightforward and easy to spot (even if you don’t read Japanese), but sometimes you have to bend your eyes to see them. The more complex logos encode the name of the town into a puzzle-like symbol that begs to be deciphered. Here are a few typographic town logos that make clever use of hiragana and katakana characters.
Typography  town  logo  hiragana  katakana  japan  design  logos  pinktentacle 
november 2009 by fjordaan
A Clever Collection of 40+ Inspiring Ambigrams - Vectortuts+
a typographical design or artform that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation." To simply put, an ambigram is a typographical creation where the word reads the same when upside down, or flips to create a whole new word. Ambigrams are often very sophisticated and very imaginative typographical style of visual design.
ambigrams  design  typography  logos  identity 
september 2009 by fjordaan
MEDVERSATION™ - Site Tour
Welcome to MEDVERSATION™, an online resource for information about immune-mediated inflammatory disorders and the potential benefits and risks of treatments. MEDVERSATION™ was created by Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. The people of Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. designed and built MEDVERSATION™ with the idea that informed conversations between health care professionals and patients suffering with these serious diseases are essential to patient care.
medversation  medical  medicine  pharma  centocor  tour  desig  typography  brown 
august 2009 by fjordaan
H&FJ News | A Treasury of Wood Type Online
Open to the public is the Hamilton Wood Type Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, a collection of 1.5 million pieces of wood type maintained by volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society. For at-home viewing, the calendar printer Unicorn Graphics has just launched their Web Museum of Wood Types and Ornaments, which offers a sundry collection of scans and photographs of American wood types - including every page of the great Catalogue No. 14.
netvouzimported  netvouzpublic  hamilton  hisotrical  museum  retro  type  typography  wood 
april 2009 by fjordaan
? Jon Tan
I’m Jon Tan, Creative Director at OmniTI and sometime writer and speaker in Bristol, UK.
netvouzimported  netvouzpublic  blog  bristol  chinese  design  john  minimal  omniti  singaporean  tan  tangerine  typography 
april 2009 by fjordaan
Typography. I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.
May be my favourite font. RT @typekit looks fantastic in FF Scala Web and FF Scala Sans Web, served by Typekit.
netvouzimported  netvouzpublic  blog  design  font  japan  love  typography 
march 2008 by fjordaan
creativepro.com - If You Can Read This, You're Hired
A London design firm found genius through illegibility. Could you have deciphered the dingbat puzzle?
netvouzimported  netvouzpublic  ad  dingbats  recruitment  typography 
september 2007 by fjordaan
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