This week, we’re shining the spotlight on a few of the people who help to make the web a beautiful place with thoughtful visual design, great interactions, and exceptional typography.
MatternCo is the homepage for Sarah Mattern’s creative studio, and it’s full of little touches — like the bits of Bouffant here and there — that go a long way to demonstrate her knack for good design. Body text is in lovely FF Tisa, and headers are in Brandon Grotesque.
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Mozilla has long been a leader in the open source software community. With the 2012 development of Firefox OS, an open source operating system for mobile and home electronics devices, came a new open source type system for its identity: Fira Sans.
Type designer Erik Spiekermann, alongside Ralph du Carrois and his Carrois Type Design studio, were commissioned by Mozilla to create an original type family tailored to mobile user interfaces, while maintaining the approachable humanist design aesthetic integral to Mozilla’s image. Spiekermann’s landmark typeface FF Meta is at the core of Mozilla’s identity, used for the wordmarks of its various divisions …Read post
The Creative Cloud team has released a new version of the Creative Cloud desktop application, and we recommend that you give it a try if you’re currently using it to sync fonts to your desktop.
This is version 1.9 of the application, and it’s packed with improvements. Most notably for Typekit customers, your fonts will sync more reliably when switching network connections — something we know has irked many of you.
For fresh installations of the app, font syncing will be turned on by default. Previously, you had to navigate over to the Preferences panel to turn syncing “on” before getting started with …Read post