While good typefaces have prodigious families of carefully related styles, some of the best typography builds unexpected relationships between unrelated fonts. Here are five ways to create typographic connections, to help keep your design engaging and inventive.
Did you know that Anthony Burrill’s favourite band used to be The Human League? Or that he was initially drawn to the art of letterpress through beer mats? Neither did we until we got our hands on this handsome tome – a book which is part biography, part inspirational guide to creativity.
In Make it Now!, Burrill retraces the formative steps that led him towards the status of poster art wizard he holds today. From the first time he witnessed a graphic designer at work, through to degrees from Leeds and the RCA, and his connection with Vernacular Typography, readers will get a keen insight into his success.
Two typography designers talk about what it takes to create a font for Google.
Written By: Jill Blackmore Evans
This article originally appeared on Format Magazine and was republished with permission.The new, updated Google Fonts is a treasure trove of open source, totally free-to-use typefaces. From classic to creative, the new font selection supports over 135 languages, and is set up to let typography buffs easily discover new fonts by browsing through style categories like Serif or Handwriting.Who are the designers behind Google’s favorite typefaces? We spoke to two of them to find out what it takes to design a font for Google.
Color fonts represent a key evolution in digital typography, introducing rich graphic features into font files. Thanks to new font formats, color fonts are finally becoming a reality for millions of creatives.
Learn everything about color fonts, chromatic typography and OpenType-SVG.
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Designers are trained to believe that similar typefaces should never be used together. But breaking this cardinal rule can sometimes be the perfect way to create ordered, elegant typography.
Born is more than a typeface, it’s also a story: that of my 2013. A story about moving to the big city, the result of meeting great people from all over the world and their cultures, too; the result of talks in classes, bars and trains… the result of sharing moments, experiences, knowledges… Born is the result of all these experiences and people, and now I’m sharing with you this piece of my story.
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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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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.