Originally published by Five Simple Steps in 2013, my Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces has sold thousands of copies, been used in college curricula, and been cited in conference talks by industry-leading designers.

Unfortunately, Five Simple Steps closed its doors this month. Because this pocket guide is no longer available for purchase, I’ve decided to make it available for free here on the Typekit blog. Download the PDF, and enjoy.

Here’s the official marketing material:

This very brief “pocket guide” is for designers and developers who want to make better choices about type and build their typographic expertise. Successful typeface combinations are partly

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New fonts in the library from JTD and TypeFolio

We have two great new families in the library for you: Essonnes from JTD and Capitolina from TypeFolio. All of the fonts are available for web and sync. Let us know what you think!

Essonnes is a reinterpretation of the Didot genre, updating a classic and beloved form to fit in with modern 21st century needs. James Todd has succeeded in creating a very legible and wide-ranging super family; the Headline, Display, and Text subfamilies each include multiple weights. In providing utility, he still manages to enhance the elements that make this genre so unique. Look for the alternate lowercase g, …

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New fonts from Parkinson Type Design

With his long history of lettering and illustration, Jim Parkinson is a treasure of the type community. We are excited to announce some new additions from his work on Typekit. All Parkinson Type Design fonts on Typekit will now be available for both web and sync.

Jim has been delving into chromatic and layered fonts more in the last few years, and you can finally get your hands on all of them here. Each layered typeface has a Primary font with companions like Fill, Inline, and Gradient. These can be stacked or layered in endless combinations and colors — once you see the possibilities, the …

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