Quality type: how to spot fonts worth your money
“Graphic designers play a fundamental role in visual communication, whether in print or digital format. They sit between content and reader and, for better or worse, they shape the way the public interacts with information. So when graphic designers choose typefaces they have a responsibility to the reader that should be taken seriously.”
ILT: Black Print
John Boardley’s brief introduction to the beginnings of African American print culture.
Fontstand launches font app for iPad
“Fontstand has introduced an innovative iPad app that lets users explore, filter, manage and use its extensive library of professional-quality fonts. Since iPadOS now supports custom fonts, Fontstand is expanding its MacOS and Windows font rental system, allowing a growing number of compatible iPad applications (including Apple’s own Keynote, Pages and Numbers, as well as Adobe’s Photoshop) to access 15,000+ fonts from 50 renowned independent foundries.”
On Kickstarter: Typologie, a French typographic palette
“Typologie is an immersion in contemporary French type design, in its broadest, most eloquent and heterogeneous expression. The book takes the form of a color chart in order to illustrate the plurality of type design in France, and the multiple inspirations and compositions of the type foundries behind it, with their similarities and their singularities. In this way, this typographic palette is a gateway to a better understanding and knowledge of the world of French-style type creation.”until July 29, 2020
Newglyph launches with a focus on variable fonts
“We are specialized in variable fonts design systems and corporate typefaces. Our mission is to help protect our planet. Our essential fonts will support and spread change. All the typefaces are designed internally by Ian Party and the design team.”
On Kickstarter: Alfa-Beta by Aldo Novarese
“The centenary of his birth—June 29, 2020—is the ideal occasion to celebrate his inestimable contribution to the discipline by reprinting Alfa-Beta, his landmark 1964 book on the history of writing systems and the evolution of type.”until July 31, 2020
Goldman Sachs releases new font you’re not allowed to criticize Goldman Sachs with
“Investment bank Goldman Sachs has released its very own typeface: an inoffensive set of sans-serif fonts dubbed Goldman Sans. But in the spirit of bankers everywhere, these fonts come with a catch in the contract.”
Apple WWDC 2020 video: The details of UI typography
Loïc Sander and Jiang Jiang explain details around the type use on Apple’s software platforms and announce changes like the move to variable fonts and new CSS font family names for system fonts.
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