- SKWAR — Heydon Pickering made a hard-edged monospaced variable font. The axes are width and weight.
- Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts Book — Dan Cederholm has been making fonts, like Captain Edward and Ship Whistle and has turned his learnings into a book.
- The perfect cross-platform serif and sans-serif font stacks — Daniel Aleksandersen has lots of details about pre-installed fonts across operating systems, like:
Mac and iOS also come with Helvetica Neue preinstalled. It addresses some of Helvetica’s legibility issues … On Windows, you might find a more modern version of Arial called Arial Nova. Arial Nova makes much the same legibility improvements and compromises as Helvetica Neue.
- Pairing fonts – 3 ways to find great typeface combinations — Oliver Schöndorfer says it’s an artistist decision so don’t be afraid to try stuff. But also, do you even need more than one? If so, have a reason.
Repeat your font choices as often as you can, and only when something does not work in a given situation, add a new style.
- Twitter thread about Really Sans — Riley Cran gets into optical sizing and how Really Sans
[…] is a sans serif typeface with two optical sizes. The small optical size works for text. The large optical size revives the tone of the 1970s headlines.I see Riley is using the pricing model based on # of employees rather than pageviews which I love.
- Helvetica® Now Variable — I think having major fonts like Helvetica, that a lot of brands rely on, is the kind of thing that pushes the needle on variable fonts forward.
- Fonts in the Twilight Zone — John Boardley looks at some rather unclassifiable fonts:
Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods.
- Coding with Character — Doug Wilson looks at coding typefaces:
If you spend all day looking at code, letters, and characters—why not make it fun?I’m down.
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That was a nice surprise. Thanks for the shoutout!