Variable fonts are a new font format offering unprecedented flexibility. They will be landing in web browsers and native operating systems within 12 months. Learn how to try them out now.
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.
Läs artikeln här: The Type Snob, by Pablo Stanley
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.
I linje med den fantastiska presentationen av Örjan Nordling och Kristian Möller om Digital Typografi kommer här ett inlägg i debatten om vart digital typografi kan vara på väg.
…Manipulating a character in this way is commonly referred to as interpolation in the type design community: designers pick multiple poles, such as thick or thin, condensed or extended characters, and let a clever algorithm create a value in between. …