Sometimes finding a new typeface you love is just a matter of taking a walk around your neighborhood. Once in a while I walk by this electric supply building on my way to the office, and every time I find myself staring at the letters.

I wish I knew where the name MALTBY comes from. The building front is so spare, and really makes the letters stand out. I was curious what our visual search tool would make of it.

I wasn’t expecting so many sign painting typefaces for this one. Bungee was probably the closest to what I’d been expecting in the results.

Bungee …

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Recently published by the Typekit team

Our outreach routinely goes beyond this blog, and as a team we have all kinds of publications to our name. Here’s a few that have published recently for a little Team Typekit reading list.

Ari Remoundakis & Meghan Arnold both have writing featured on Alphabettes this month. Ari’s description of bringing her parents along to a type conference is hilarious and great reading; she attended Typographics in New York earlier this year and decided to make it a family trip.

Our ever-organized Meghan has put together a fantastic gift-buying guide that supports women in typography — some awesome stuff in there. And don’t miss her …

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By the numbers: Great type for numerals

By the numbers: Great type for numerals

Often overlooked, numerals are a special part of many typefaces. In some cases they may even carry more style and flair than the regular letters do.

I asked around the Typekit office for some ideas for fonts that are great for setting numbers, and got ample advice. Thanks especially to Jake Giltsoff, Meghan Arnold, Ariadne Remoundakis, and Tim Brown for your input — and to the whole team for narrowing down the vote on that zero at the last minute.

The slashed 0 of Mono45 Headline proved irresistible for this one. Zero is easily confused for uppercase O, but many of the monospace fonts in …

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