InDesign now supports variable fonts
“InDesign now supports Variable Font, a new Open Type font format supporting custom attributes such as weight, width, slant, optical size, etc. You can change these custom attributes using convenient slider controls available in the Control panel, Character panel, Character Styles panel, and Paragraph Styles panel.”
Adobe Brings Fonts to iOS in Creative Cloud Mobile
“For the first time, all fonts included with Creative Cloud can be used on mobile on iOS13.1 or later.”
Only on Saturday: The Wood Type Prints of Jack Stauffacher
“For its third book, Letterform Archive is proud to announce Only on Saturday, a stunning tribute to Jack Stauffacher, a letterpress printer, typographer, and designer whose elegant and innovative type treatments cemented his reputation as one of the best printers of the twentieth century.”
Alphabetica 2019 in November in Den Haag
One-day symposium about letters, scripts and languages. Organized in correlation with the exhibitions Missing Scripts (Alphabetum IV) & Laws of Form (Alphabetum III). Presented by West Den Haag in collaboration with the Institut Designlabor Gutenberg (Hochshule Mainz), Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy), SEI Departement of Linguistics (Univerisity of Berkekey, USA) and Type and Media (KABK Den Haag).
The Malee Scholarship
“Women have long played an important role in the world of type design and continue to make great contributions to the type field. Yet a lack of cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity still exists in the industry, which if reversed could unearth new innovations and unanticipated opportunities.
The Malee Scholarship was established and is funded by Sharp Type”
Sketch app now supports variable fonts
“If you’re using an OpenType font with variable options (like weight, width, slant, optical size, etc.), a new button will appear in the Inspector to launch the Variable Font Options popover. In there, you’ll see a slider for each option (as defined by the font), letting you tweak your type ’til your heart’s content.”
Public Type Works
“Public Type Works enables the creation of new open source fonts. If enough people show interest by chipping in with a small financial contribution (comparable to a cup of coffee/tea/whatever), we can bring these fonts to life.”
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