The practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want
You’re a front-end engineer, building boxes and putting text inside them. A lot of websites, and a lot of native apps, are basically that — text flowing into boxes. It’s a testament to typography that hundreds of years since Gutenberg, letters and boxes keep reinventing themselves and finding new jobs to do, in materials and technologies that were once future’s future.
Bra läsning om typsättning för webb: Typography is impossible – Medium Engineering
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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.
Källa: Getting started with variable fonts | Clagnut
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
Alphamix is Italian designer’s Mirko Camia’s fun typographic project. The designer sculpted and modelled letters too look like the first thing that came to mind with each letter.
Källa: Alphamix by Mirko Camia
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
The Type Snob – And how to turn into one
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.
Läs mer: It’s Nice That | Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
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. …
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