Energise your designs with 3D fonts that leap from the page.
3D fonts are an eye-catching element inside your typographic toolbox. They can be used consistently across both web and print, and, implemented cleverly, will energise your designs, creating stunning work that’s fit for your design portfolio.
On-trend for 200 years
The first 3D fonts – or ‘shaded’ typefaces – date from around 1815 in London, and were borne from intense competition between British type foundries. The first is believed to be Thorne Shaded, a tough looking fat face with sharp serifs, by Robert Thorne of the Fann Street Foundry. Since then, 3D type has evolved substantially, withstanding 200 years of changing fashions.
För dig som designar för olika digitala media kan det vara svårt att veta vilka typstorlekar att föredra på olika plattformar. Här har Erik D. Kennedy sammanställt en utförlig lista över rekommenderade storlekar. En guide att luta sig på när man påbörjar ett nytt projekt.
Retail displays, packaged goods, financial reports and apps all present readers with a dizzying array of data. Here are a few ways to make quick work of their long lists, tiny annotations, and mighty stacks of numbers.
by Jonathan Hoefler
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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 👋