While developing Source Han Sans, Adobe and Google worked with three different companies to bring the kind of in-country expertise we knew we would need to hit the quality threshold we had set for this typeface family: Iwata Corporation in Japan, Sandoll Communication in Korea, and Changzhou SinoType in China. Over the next couple of weeks we will introduce you to each of them.
Pan-CJK fonts can suffer from a major problem. When attempting to create a font which can be used across multiple languages, quite often regional differences are overlooked — undermining the value of the font for users in those regions. For …Read post
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For some time now — even before I joined the company — there’s been a Typekit feature I’ve longed for as a user. From the moment my list of kits began to grow, I wanted some sort of kit management tool: a UI that would do a better job than a gigantic drop-down list, and would allow quick access to actions like republishing and deleting.
When we rolled out the recent changes to typekit.com in June, including the introduction of the new Kits drop-down, we got some of the way towards that goal. But in lieu of an actual Kit Management page, we simply introduced …Read post
This week, we’re looking at two sites with painstakingly-crafted pieces of functional, physical design: some very tangible holds for indoor climbing, and beautiful collection of handmade leather accessories. We love the attention to detail on these websites, the economical design sensibility — and, of course, the typography on display.
The Menagerie website is a candy store for climbers — particularly anyone setting up their own routes — but even those of us inclined to stay on level ground can appreciate the excellent choice of FF DIN for the typeface on this page. The text acts as a graceful counterpart to the photography, effortless to …Read post