An introduction to the inline formatting context. Explores line-height and vertical-align properties, as well as the font metrics. Understand how text is rendered on screen, and how to control it with CSS.
Two typography designers talk about what it takes to create a font for Google.
Written By: Jill Blackmore Evans
This article originally appeared on Format Magazine and was republished with permission.The new, updated Google Fonts is a treasure trove of open source, totally free-to-use typefaces. From classic to creative, the new font selection supports over 135 languages, and is set up to let typography buffs easily discover new fonts by browsing through style categories like Serif or Handwriting.Who are the designers behind Google’s favorite typefaces? We spoke to two of them to find out what it takes to design a font for Google.
Color fonts represent a key evolution in digital typography, introducing rich graphic features into font files. Thanks to new font formats, color fonts are finally becoming a reality for millions of creatives.
Learn everything about color fonts, chromatic typography and OpenType-SVG.
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.
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.
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.
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. …