As part of our ongoing work on improving our web font serving performance, we’re adding support for the WOFF2 font format. The WOFF2 format succeeds the ubiquitous WOFF format and offers better compression than any other font format.

Before adopting WOFF2, we’ve extensively tested it on our font library and have seen significant compression gains over WOFF. On average, WOFF2 compresses 30% better than WOFF. The improved compression rates mean smaller font files, which in turn result in faster-loading fonts.

To get support for WOFF2, you’ll need to republish your kit. You can do this by going to your kit management page and pressing the …

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Sites We Like: From the Front, Design Philadelphia, & Vancouver Type Brigade

There is no shortage of great conferences and meetups out there to learn from and enjoy — and this week we’ve rounded up a few whose websites especially impressed us with their superb typographic choices.

From the Front

Abril Display makes for gorgeous headings in the website for this year’s From the Front conference on front-end design and development, and looks great on top of the design flourishes on the page itself. Body content appears in a mix of warm Proxima Nova Soft and Effra, a subtle contrast.

Design Philadelphia

A solid geometric sans is rarely out of place in the design world these …

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New fonts from Fort Foundry and Regular Bold Italic

New fonts from Fort Foundry and Regular Bold Italic

New fonts! New foundries! We are happy to welcome Fort Foundry and Regular Bold Italic to the Typekit library, with over 10 families now available for web and sync use.

Fort Foundry

With his motto “Never quit building,” Mattox Shuler brings his childhood love of building forts to his passion for the craft of type design. Most of his typefaces have a retro display style, with inspiration ranging from wartime posters and 1960’s cars to bottle labels.

Despite their distinctive character, these typefaces are versatile when put in different contexts, lending bold, clean lines to any design. The layering capabilities of Industry Inc in particular …

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