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
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We’ve been extremely happy to see such rapid worldwide adoption for Source Han Sans, Adobe’s open source Pan-CJK font. With seven weights, support for multiple languages, and over 65,000 glyphs per font, the Source Han Sans family is naturally complex – so even when we first released it, we expected that improvements and minor adjustments would be necessary.
After further testing, and with some great input from our users, we are happy to announce an updated version: Source Han Sans version 1.001. This release features:
- Slight modifications to some glyphs to further improve their design and readability.
- Bug fixes. You can get a list
What does a typography critique look like? Well, a lot depends on who’s involved. For a hilarious demonstration of how to cultivate a critical eye for typography in the wild, James Victore’s just-released “Type Safari” makes for a one-of-a-kind tour of Brooklyn and Queens.
On October 2nd, for the second event in our Working Late series of type events at Makeshift Society, James will be joining Ellen Lupton and Jason Santa Maria for Crit Night. We’ll be selecting three portfolios for a full typographic review from this accomplished team.
What to expect at Crit Night? We’re looking for portfolios from individuals who …Read post