This is intended as a practical guide for developers to learn web typography. We’ll cover a range of practical and useful topics, like how to choose and use custom fonts on the web, but more importantly, how to lay text out to create a pleasant user experience. We’ll go over the principles of typography and the CSS properties that control them, as well as handy tips to get good results, quickly.
I don't think this is an epidemic or anything, but I've seen it done a few times and even advocated for. This is what I mean...… Read article
- Marcin Wichary made an incredible demo exploring "segmented type" as in, the kind you might see on a display like a microwave, but scaling up in complexity from there.
- "Datalegreya is a typeface which can interweave data curves with text."
- Airbnb commissions their own new font, Cereal (complete with hype video), and then talks about how they are rolling out usage. I wonder what the price tag is for work like this. Seems like it would be both
“Typography on the web is in single color: characters are either black or red, never black and red …Then emoji hit the scene, became part of Unicode, and therefore could be expressed by characters — or “glyphs” in font terminology. The smiley, levitating businessman and the infamous pile of poo became true siblings to letters, numbers and punctuation marks.”