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Fonts selection and resources for type designers.

March 24, 2014
Anodyne: 6 distressed all-caps fonts for only $9
Anodyne: 6 distressed all-caps fonts for only $9

If you are tired of those distressed fonts that don’t look realistic at all because every letter is distressed in the same exact manner, take a look at Anodyne. The font family by Yellow Design Studio solves this issue by giving 4 alternates to each letter with different levels of distress, as well as a […]

March 19, 2014
Get the Gist font family for only $14
Get the Gist font family for only $14

Another masterpiece from Yellow Design Studio, Gist is an inline slab serif font that features a retro yet modern vibe. With 20 weights and loads of OpenType features including ligatures, swashes and alternates, it comes primed with the tools to work on just about any project. But you’ll need to act fast! For a limited […]

March 14, 2014
10 awesome slab serif fonts for your designs
10 awesome slab serif fonts for your designs

Slab serif fonts are everywhere. After being disregarded by designers for too long, Egyptian styles typefaces are finally getting some good press and become very trendy. In this post we cover the best fonts with slab serifs for your designs. 1. Nexa Slab This font family contains 3 basic forms: italics, obliques and uprights, each […]

January 2, 2014
The best fonts published in 2013
The best fonts published in 2013

2013 was a year rich in new fonts, which makes it hard to sort out the best fonts in that period of time. Nevertheless, looking back at the year’s font catalogues, I’ll try to pick the ones I found the best. 1. Metro Nova This sans serif font family published by Linotype covers all the […]

October 20, 2013
September 11, 2013
10 layered font families that will rock your titles
10 layered font families that will rock your titles

Have you noticed a trend around layered fonts recently? I did, and I really enjoy this trend. These type systems usually allow for great flexibility and a focus around titling that I find very welcome. In this post I tried to make a selection of the best layered fonts currently available to designers. 1. Core […]

August 6, 2013
10 great font deals to build up your font library
10 great font deals to build up your font library

Whether you are a design studio, a freelance designer or simply a typography lover, building up a font catalog is a costly thing to do. Luckily there are quite often some deals that allow you to save some money while building a professional font catalog. 1. TipoType font bundle A great font pack that brings […]

July 10, 2013
10 typefaces every design studio should own
10 typefaces every design studio should own

I’ve been wondering today, if I started a design firm today and could only buy ten fonts, which fonts would it be? Well, here are the results… 1. Source Sans Pro Source Sans Pro is Adobe’s first open source font family. Open typefaces already existed before that, but even though some were very good, they […]

July 3, 2013
Hoefler & Frere-Jones launches its cloud typography service
Hoefler & Frere-Jones launches its cloud typography service

Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the famous New York based foundry, has recently launched its own cloud typography service. If Google Webfonts and other free font-face services are not up to your standards, you should definitively take a look at H&FJ’s alternative. They made the announcement through a gorgeous website that explains the core concept and all […]

May 15, 2013
10 fonts that are safe to use with CSS
10 fonts that are safe to use with CSS

With the rise of @font-face and the new possibilities it opens, web designers like to use fancy fonts to make their website more unique. However, this does come with a price, an more important loading time for web pages. If saving bandwidth and having fast loading pages is important for you, don’t worry too much, […]

September 25, 2012
Adobe launches its web fonts service: Adobe Edge Web Fonts
Adobe launches its web fonts service: Adobe Edge Web Fonts

For now the service is pretty much the same as what is offered by Google Web Fonts, but there is potential for improvement since Adobe owns Typekit and distributes its font library. Anyway it’s good to see a major player like Adobe taking steps toward the promotion of web fonts. Check out Adobe Edge Web […]

November 17, 2010
Just My Type: a book about fonts
Just My Type: a book about fonts

I just finished reading “Just My Type – a book about fonts”. I was expecting a more professional and technical book, but I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. The book is basically a bunch of type-related stories, anecdotes about fonts and more. I would recommend any font lover to read it, you’ll probably learn a lot […]

November 9, 2010
14 cool free fonts
14 cool free fonts

It’s been a while since our last collection of free fonts. Most of the fonts shared in this post shouldn’t be used for blocks of text, but they can be interesting for titles. 1. Lobster A script font with tons of ligatures and alternate. 2. Dekar Clean and lightweight sans-serif font. 3. Null Extra-bold rounded […]

August 17, 2010
Adobe fonts are coming to Typekit
Adobe fonts are coming to Typekit

This is good news for people who want to use professional fonts in their web designs, about 120 fonts of the Adobe collection have been added to Typekit. You can see all the Adobe fonts available on Typekit on that page, you can also learn more by reading the FAQ. I’ve been very excited when […]

July 19, 2010
10 free and useful Dingbats fonts
10 free and useful Dingbats fonts

For a recent project I’ve been needing some pictograms, my lazyness pushed me to use some existing ones and I ended up doing some extended research for it. So here are some great dingbat fonts that you can download for free. 1. Glyphyx 2. Pictogramz 3. Notice And of course, Notice 2. 4. Symbol signs […]