OpenType at Work – Standard Ligatures | Type Network

OpenType features allow users to take their typography to the next level—but not everyone has a firm grasp of them. This article kicks off a series that will explain what OpenType features do and how to make the most of them.

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Mission to Mercury: Designing a clean reading experience for web articles

It’s not every day you get to redesign a product used by hundreds of thousands of people, virtually overnight. But that’s what happened when we launched Mercury Reader, a Google Chrome plugin for formatting articles into a clean reader view.

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The French graphic designer whose work questions ”notions of the future” | Creative Boom

Can graphic design question the future? Can typography help us imagine the year 2099? It can if you’re French designer Clément Le Tulle-Neyret. Based in Lyon, the designer works across graphic design with a focus on typography and printed matter.

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The Futures of Typography

Typesetting on the web has evolved from a quirky afterthought into an invaluable practice. Within a span of twenty years complex interfaces that adapt to their environment, as well as an overwhelming number of typefaces, have bloomed all around us. Likewise, using animations and transitions or balancing display text in conjunction with powerful OpenType features became not only possible but expected. So where do we go from here? What are the skills we need to contribute to the future of typography? And what do two ghostly figures from the 15th century have to do with that future?

What is the future of web typography?

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”Typsnittsdesign är inte samma sak som typografi” | CAP&Design

Carolina Laudon är typsnittsdesigner och designpedagog. Hon har undervisat och föreläst om typsnitt och typsnittsformgivning på en mängd lärosäten och tagit fram flera välanvända typsnitt som många av oss känner igen. Hon kommer dessutom ta plats på scenen under CAP&Design Live Typografi – så vi pratade med henne om vad, och varför.

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80-årige Anders Hall en debutant av rätta typsnittet | DN.SE

Det är få förunnat att få debutera vid 80 års ålder. Så det är kanske inte så konstigt att Anders Hall är entusiastisk inför sin författardebut där han frossar i ordbilder och typsnitt.

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10 Kerning Tips to Improve Your Typography | Creative Market Blog

Kerning measures the space between two different letters. A kerning mistake could make a word difficult to read, and might affect how natural the text looks. From this definition alone, you can probably understand what a huge role kerning can play. Sadly, a lot of designers fail to see this impact and end up making kerning mistakes that can cost them projects and clients. Some rely on what their software dictates, while some focus too much on the images surrounding the text.

To make sure that you avoid having all these kerning mistakes, here are a few tips that will surely help you out.

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2016 Typographics: Present Continuous: Reflections on Chinese Typography with YuJune Park and Caspar Lam on Vimeo

2016 Typographics: Present Continuous: Reflections on Chinese Typography with YuJune Park and Caspar Lam from Type@Cooper on Vimeo.