A love for words, letters, language, and coffee.
This is a bi-weekly newsletter with curated resources, articles and knowledge sharing about the beauty of typography; in design, on the web, or simply type history.
You will read these over your morning cup of coffee, while the aromas of freshly ground beans are still in the air, quickly realising that words are beautiful and that you might need that second cup after all.
Can typography encourage long-form reading—not just scanning? What are the most exciting areas of cutting-edge experimentation in typographic technology and digital layout, and what new skills will we need to design tomorrow’s web content? Three experts—Mozilla’s Jen Simmons, publication design legend Roger Black, and ALA’s Jeffrey Zeldman—discuss typography and layout on today’s web: where we are now, and where we’re going.
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.
Our very first episode ever, we start off with an exciting handful of neat stuff we found this week for our Weekly Typographic newsletter — IBM’s first open-source font, a big upgrade to WhatTheFont, and type-picking tips from Michael Beirut. Not to mention a couple really exciting League announcements we’re psyched to tease.
Intros & Big Announcements + IBM, WhatTheFont, & Michael Beirut 👋