Addresses are a great source for type inspiration. It’s a place where big display typefaces can really shine.

I walked by this entrance to an otherwise-unlabeled building complex while heading to a cafe, and of course noticed the painted numbers. This is in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco, where light industry is adjacent to a growing upscale commercial district — which makes for a lot of variety in the signage. What would visual search point me towards this time?

The initial results from visual search were a little scattered. I wondered if the tool was picking up different cues from the 1 and the …

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New fonts and broadened script support

In this newest batch of fonts from three of our foundry partners, we’re delighted to expand our support for Arabic, Devanagari, Hebrew, Gujarati, and Armenian. Latin script tends to be overrepresented in the typography world, and we’re eager to better represent the true range of scripts used all over the globe on Typekit.

Arabic type from Rosetta

Titus Nemeth started with the Arabic when designing Aisha, and adapted the Latin afterwards. He credits this approach for the fluid character of Aisha in both scripts. Check the Rosetta site for a great overview of the development process for this gorgeous and adaptable typeface.

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Type@Cooper West’s 2018 Lectures

Now in its third year, the Type@Cooper West lecture series returns to the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street) on February 13 with another excellent lineup.

Loïc Sander will present “Didot, the Genesis of Style” as the 2018 season opener. Also on deck for the winter lectures:

Typekit is pleased to sponsor this free series. You can watch videos of

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