Perched on the corner of a busy intersection, normally all you see when you look at this SOMA car dealership is… well, a lot of cars in their showroom. I wasn’t too disappointed when their remodeling work gave me a fresh opportunity to look at some lettering instead.

I was impressed by the different styles at play, and I thought all of them seemed really fun. I counted at least three distinct variations, and I expected our visual search feature would match each with a different font from the Typekit library.

I started with the large, swashy script first.

The first two results here didn’t …

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Hidden Treasures: Fonts nearly lost to history re-emerge

We’re delighted to introduce Hidden Treasures of the Bauhaus Dessau, a font collection inspired by original type specimens the Bauhaus artists left undeveloped.

Fittingly, these fonts are now a reality thanks to type design students a few generations beyond the Bauhaus era. Project co-coordinators Erik Spiekermann and Ferdinand Ulrich worked with instructors at five different design schools to nominate students to participate in the project. Under the supervision of Spiekermann and Ulrich, the students designed fresh new fonts based on the original source materials.

We’re making the fonts freely available, and will add them to our library as they are released. Keep an …

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June and July with Type@Cooper West

San Francisco type lovers won’t want to miss the next installment of Type@Cooper West lectures kicking off on June 12.

Jeremy Mickel launches the summer talks with “Owning It: Type Design and Intellectual Property” next Tuesday, June 12 from 6–7:30 p.m.

The series also includes:

Typekit is pleased to sponsor this series, which takes …

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