Now that the year is winding down, many of us are thinking back on what we learned about type in 2014. Looking for ways to learn more? In this week’s Sites We Like, you can check out a couple of fun type references we found. Better yet, look how they practice what they preach with some nice type choices of their own.
Type Genius is a lot of fun to play with; begin with a “starter font” on the pull-down list, and get a neat list of suggested type pairings with examples. The header text is in Adelle Sans; beyond that, the …Read post
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Choosing a typeface is really just the first of many design decisions you can make when setting type. Ever since 1996, when Adobe began developing the first OpenType fonts in collaboration with Microsoft, type developers have added features like stylistic alternates, old style numerals, and discretionary ligatures to the font files. Informed use of these features can truly bring out the personality of a typeface… so long as the software you use makes those features easy to view and enable.
We’ve heard loud and clear that many people feel Adobe hasn’t done enough to make robust typographic controls accessible in app UIs, or to …Read post
Happy Holidays! Here’s a gift for you all: New fonts on Typekit! We’ve added these to our full library, and they’re all available for web and desktop sync.
Bookman Oldstyle, designed in the early 1900s, has been revived a few times in the past century. But never has it been given the refinement, embellishment, and liveliness as Mark Simonson’s revival, Bookmania. It comes in five weights and accompanying non-cursive italics, and is packed with a dizzying number of swashes and stylistic alternates — outlined in the specimen PDF. Exercising restraint may be necessary when you dive into Bookmania’s OpenType features, where all of …Read post