Last month, Apple released Safari 10 on OS X and iOS. Among other great new features, we were pleased to see that this new version of Safari supports the WOFF2 font format and the CSS font loading API.

WOFF2 is the next iteration of the popular WOFF format, which promises much better compression. With the Safari 10 release all major browsers now support WOFF2. In fact, in July 2016 WOFF2 overtook WOFF as the most served font format on Typekit.

Today we’re happy to announce two small changes we’ve made. As of this week, we serve WOFF2 to Safari 10 on OS X Sierra …

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Sites We Like: Ghostly Ferns and John D. Jameson

Today we’re looking at two design-oriented sites whose personalities are complemented and enhanced with thoughtful type selections.

The creative collective known as Ghostly Ferns features Kepler Bold Display on the home page and in their web store. This high-contrast and playful serif font immediately captures the imagination of the group, while the graceful sans Europa works steadily on the sidelines for each call to action.

The blog of John D. Jameson is a resource for type nerds and web designers alike. Cronos dominates the page, but the different weights that have been employed add variety to the site as well as cohesion. An excellent model …

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Retina from Frere-Jones Type available to host on Typekit

Today we’re happy to announce the release of a new typeface – 17 years in the making – that has already been vetted by the financial tables of the Wall Street Journal, and has its place reserved in the Museum of Modern Art. Retina from Frere-Jones Type is a special typeface, prestigious not simply because it is acclaimed, but because of the research and ingenuity for which Tobias Frere-Jones is known.

About the design

Retina began as experiments in noisy, grungy typography, when Tobias was a student at RISD. He was a fan of Neville Brody’s FUSE project, and sought to discover what exactly would …

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