We’re always excited to announce additions to the Typekit library, and today’s new foundry partner is of especially historic importance in the world of digital type design and typesetting. Welcome, Emigre!
Emigre has been at the vanguard of digital type for over 30 years. In 1984, Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko began publishing Emigre Magazine — Licko having just acquired her first Macintosh computer, which proved to be an important detail.
Emigre Magazine quickly gained a reputation for publishing iconoclastic and high-spirited essays with intentionally challenging page layout and design. Licko designed bitmap fonts on her computer for use in the magazine.
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Today we’d like to highlight some advanced web typography we noticed on a couple sites, which demonstrate OpenType features and character subsetting in use. Good design and type selection, of course, helped as well.
Photoshop Etiquette features Bookmania and a few of its awesome swashes. The fun swash capitals really bring out the best of the typeface when used in the right amount, which we think Photoshop Etiquette accomplishes here. Futura PT is a great choice for a pairing, demonstrating simplicity in contrast with Bookmania’s slightly funky personality.
Want to play with swash alternates on your own site? We walk through the CSS syntax over …Read post
We’d like to welcome our newest foundry partner to the Typekit library: hello, BAT Foundry! BAT is based in France and managed by type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée.
Acier is BAT Foundry’s revival of a typeface by the same name, designed by Cassandre in the 1930s. Levée is the first designer to bring this typeface into digital form, having redrawn the styles from scratch. It evokes art deco style, but also stays true to its name (acier means ‘steel’ in French) with sharp, precise edges and chiseled details. We’ve added five different text styles to the library: Strokes, Solid, Noir, Gris…Read post