How to Use Clashing Fonts | News, Notes & Observations | Hoefler & Co.

Designers are trained to believe that similar typefaces should never be used together. But breaking this cardinal rule can sometimes be the perfect way to create ordered, elegant typography.

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Subtle Variation Between Two Condensed Sans Serifs | Type Thursday

Say you have a client project where you need a bold, condensed sans-serif. A very narrow scope but there’s tonal variation between two typefaces in the same category. This week, TypeThursday founder Thomas Jockin discusses the typographic nuances of October Compressed, from Typotheque, and Gabriello, from Commercial Type.

Källa: Subtle Variation Between Two Condensed Sans Serifs – Type Thursday – Medium

The World’s Least Efficient Type Machine Takes 30 Minutes To Write A Single ”A” | Co.Design

The machine is designer Sooji Lee’s attempt to bring craftsmanship back to the age of digital reproduction.

Press down a letter on your keyboard, and your computer will fill your screen with it, in any font you want. It’s a process we take for granted, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji Lee, who wondered what it would take for a human to reproduce type—or at least one typeface, Bodoni—as reliably as a computer does.

Källa: The World’s Least Efficient Type Machine Takes 30 Minutes To Write A Single ”A” | Co.Design | business + design

Born typeface – Carlos del Toro

Born is more than a typeface, it’s also a story: that of my 2013. A story about moving to the big city, the result of meeting great people from all over the world and their cultures, too; the result of talks in classes, bars and trains… the result of sharing moments, experiences, knowledges… Born is the result of all these experiences and people, and now I’m sharing with you this piece of my story.

Källa: Carlos de Toro — Graphic & Type Designer | Diseño gráfico y tipografía | Logroño Barcelona › Born

Calibri is the new Comic Sans | Medium

Stop using it.

Calibri, although created in 2004, was first unleashed on the unknowing public in 2007 when it replaced Times New Roman as the default font on Microsoft Word. Bizarrely preset to 11-point and 1.15 line-spacing, this font was a statement against every convention TNR had represented, and it embodied the ultra-modern tech world that emerged from the beige 50-lb monitors of the late ’90s. …

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Variable Fonts on the Web | WebKit

Variable fonts can expose any number of axes, each controlling a different aspect of the font.

This year, at the ATypI typography conference in Warsaw, representatives from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google presented an exciting development in typography: support for variable fonts in OpenType fonts.

Källa: Variable Fonts on the Web | WebKit

Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages | It’s Nice That

Google and Monotype have launched Noto, an open-source typeface family that encompasses every written language in the world, living and dead. It is one of the largest typographic projects ever undertaken and the result of five years collaborative work.

Läs mer: It’s Nice That | Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages