3D fonts: 9 top type tips | Creative Bloq

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.

LÄS MER »

Fonts for Complex Data | News, Notes & Observations | Hoefler & Co.

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.

Bra läsning om skärmtypografi (naturligtvis med en puff om deras typsnitt också)  Läs mer »

Type.World – Developer Information

Ett projekt i vardande. Intressant projekt som låter dig hålla i en typsnitts-server för att distribuera typsnitt till prenumeranter.

Mjukvaran är gratis.

Skaparen själv tar upp några fall:

”A font publisher who operates their own online shop (could be a self-publishing foundry or a reseller of several foundries) wants to make all of their end user’s purchases available for the end users to easily download and install.”

”Type shops that engage in corporate branding exercises often find themselves in the situation that they have to send out regular updates of their fonts to work groups within their client’s branding companies, whose designers are already working on designs with fonts that are still being developed.”

”A scenario for a free font website would be to offer one subscription for each typeface that they are offering.”

Ladda ner: Type World app

Källa: Type.World – Developer Information

Badass Libre – Open-Source font collection | Womxn

En fantastisk samling open source typsnitt från kollektivet Womxn. Hela siten är ett arkiv gjort av typsnittstest.

Besök sidan »

Saxat från Womxn infosida:

This collection aims at giving visibility to libre fonts drawn by womxn designers, who are often underrepresented in the traditionally conservative field of typography.

These fonts are shared under Free, Libre and Open Source licenses, which allow anyone to use them, modify their design, contribute more glyphs or styles to their non-nuclear families, build upon them and redistribute them further.

They are generously given for free, feeding an ecosystem of sharing and collaborations.

To support the designers, you can plan in the design budget of your project some money to donate to the designer directly, commission them with custom font designs, invite them to give a lecture and spread the word about their great designs!

More fonts by womxn (all sorts of licenses): typequality.com

More info or font submissons: info at lorainefurter.net

Gudrun Zapf von Hesse releases her first digital typeface, aged 100 | It’s Nice That

Gudrun Zapf von Hesse found a job with the Bauer Type Foundry in Frankfurt just after the Second World War, although her interest in lettering had been sparked much earlier by calligraphers such as Edward Johnston and Rudolf Koch. She developed her alphabet during her time in Frankfurt, where she punch cut the letters onto wooden handles and used them for title lettering on leather book covers and spines. The first book to use Hesse Antiqua was the anniversary book of Georg Hartmann’s 75th birthday in 1946. 70 years later, after innovating her initial alphabet, Gudrun can add digital typeface designer to her list of accomplishments.

Läs mer »

Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel | WIRED

What does international political corruption have to do with type design? Normally, nothing—but that’s little consolation for the former prime minister of Pakistan. When Nawaz Sharif and his family came under scrutiny earlier this year thanks to revelations in the Panama Papers, the smoking gun in the case was a font. The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided an exculpatory document that had been typeset in Calibri—a Microsoft font that was only released for general distribution nearly a year after the document had allegedly been signed and dated.

Läs mer: Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel