Create Your Own Font in 48 hours – Type Thursday | Medium

Type Jam just held it’s first event in September, challenging teams to create a font in just 48 hours, from concept to digitisation. We spoke to Jake about creating fonts as a newb, about the mechanics of orchestrating a hackathon — and finally we took a closer look at the top 3 winning typefaces.

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How New Font Technologies Will Improve The WebHow New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web | Smashing Magazine

In this article, you’ll learn about new font technologies, including the ins and outs of these new tools and how to take control of our typography.

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Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel | WIRED

What does international political corruption have to do with type design? Normally, nothing—but that’s little consolation for the former prime minister of Pakistan. When Nawaz Sharif and his family came under scrutiny earlier this year thanks to revelations in the Panama Papers, the smoking gun in the case was a font. The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided an exculpatory document that had been typeset in Calibri—a Microsoft font that was only released for general distribution nearly a year after the document had allegedly been signed and dated.

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BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen | It’s Nice That

The BBC has commissioned a new typeface, BBC Reith which will make text easier to read on screen and “will also save the BBC money”. The “master-brand” typeface is named after the organisation’s founder Lord John Reith, and has started to be rolled out gradually starting on BBC Sport.

Källa: It’s Nice That | BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen