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Bookmarks tagged with “font”

72 bookmarks by garrettc


Occlusion Grotesque

"Occlusion Grotesque is an experimental typeface that is carved into the bark of a tree. As the tree grows, it deforms the letters and outputs new design variations, that are captured annually. The project explores what it means to design with nature and on nature's terms."

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Tiff

A type diff tool that visually contrasts the differences between two fonts.

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Creating Noto for Google.

"A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters."

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Scunthorpe Sans

A s*** font that f***ing censors swearing automatically

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Type Terms

The animated typographic cheat sheet.

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Wee People typeface

A typeface of people silhouettes, to make it easy to build web graphics featuring little people instead of dots.

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Long read: What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?

"Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, "Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, for reading and for modelling handwriting. Jon Severs finds that those benefits are dubious and that so much else we think we know about fonts and readability - even reading itself - is highly problematic . for reading and for modelling handwriting"

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Dana Library Hand

"Dana Library Hand is inspired by a recommended penmanship style for librarians to use when writing out card catalogue cards, and closely resembles the style of penmanship I learned in grade school in northern Vermont in the early 1960s. "

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The best UI typeface goes unnoticed

On the surface, most of an app’s UI is exactly the type it’s set in. That’s why it matters so much. As good as any app can serve as an example, but let’s start with Weather for iOS: apart from the decorative clouds and inevitable icons, its UI is essentially pure text:

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alternative typefaces

Free alternative fonts to Brandon Grotesque, Harriet and Archer.

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Brand New: New Logo and Identity for 2014 Brand

Fascinating look behind the development of a brand.

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Input™

A font system for technical design by @djrrb from @fontbureau. Free for private use.

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Typekit Practice

Learning about type

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CopyPasteCharacter.com

Extended characters for copy and pasting.

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Open Dyslexic - Dyslexia Fonts

An open source font which aids reading for dyslexics.

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Using Fonts for Resolution Independent Assets

Josh Emerson's workflow for developing a custom web asset font file.

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The FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design

"…a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world."

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Symbolset

A semantic symbol font. Works with OpenType and certain symbols fall back to keywords (cart, twitter, etc)

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Type Study: Pairing typefaces

Much-needed advice on pairing typeface. I always struggle with this.

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In Flux

Some thoughts from Trent Walton on retina / pixel-dense screens. Takeaway idea, lets use more icon fonts. They scale beautifully.

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Typestacks

Curated typeface combinations for web & print.

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Blambot

Free (for non-profit) and paid-for comic fonts and lettering.

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Entypo

Entypo is a set of 100+ carefully crafted pictograms available as an OpenType font, vector EPS and web font. All released for free under the Creative Commons license CC BY-SA.

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Entypo - 100+ carefully crafted pictograms

Set of 100+ pictograms available in OpenType format, released under CC license.

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Web Symbols typeface

An OFT typeface that includes all frequently used iconographics and symbols on the web.

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Type-a-file

The next level from a reset. Bootstraps your design with some introductory classes and styles.

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TK TYPE > Chartwell

Opentype font family for visualising data. Clever.

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Em Calculator

Convert pixels to ems, allows you to add child elements too.

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So you need a typeface

Flow chart to decide on what font to use for a given purpose. Funny and useful.

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Four Ways to Mix Fonts

Great piece from H&FJ on how to pick fonts that work well together.

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Measuring Type : Matt Robinson

"Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface."

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Proggy Programming Fonts

Monospace fonts for development work.

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textorize: Pristine Font rendering for the Web

Sub-pixel font rendering into images via an OSX ruby script. Gives much better results than Photoshop.

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Examining Typekit

Mike Davidson, inventor of sIFR, takes a look at TypeKit.

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