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With the end of summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to update your collection of fonts! Okay, so here at WebdesignerDepot, every day is the perfect day to update our font collections, but with fall heralding the return to school...
The Adobe Originals program launched in 1989 with its first type designs: Adobe Garamond, an historic revival with an emphasis on contemporary typography; and Utopia, an original type design. The launch of the program sent a very clear...
/ / May 22, 2014
Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find. With this list we’ve endeavoured to bring you as many full font families as possible; fonts that are genuinely...
Everyone loves saving money, especially the US government. But could it really be as simple as switching fonts? Last week the media was awash with the story of 14-year-old student Suvir Mirchandani, who claimed that if the United States Government...
Typographicposters.com is a hidden gem of a site, that displays the artwork of a host of talented graphic designers in poster format. The work on display is not chosen haphazardly but rather held to a very rigid set of design standards, according...
When it comes to lettering, there’s something about a handmade project that just stops us in our tracks. In this day and age, with so many beautiful fonts accessible to us at just the press of a button, the fact that there are still amazing designers...
Although the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are still years away, the official typeface for the event has already been designed and unveiled. Rio 2016 is a fluid and graceful script, inspired by the movements of past Olympians, which brings...
Though the Mozilla Foundation has been around for ten years now, they have only recently released their own font, Fira Sans, which is available as a free download from their site. Fira Sans is available in four weights, including an italic variant...
We all love exciting new typefaces, and 2013 has been a bumper year for type design. So, with 2013 coming to a close, we’ve put together this list of the best fonts in the last 12 months. For each month we’ve debated long and hard, and eventually...
Dutch design studio Today Designers has printed a book using a very special kind of ink—squid ink. The book, entitled Naar Inkt Vissen (which translates to “Fishing For Ink” in English), contains 48 pages full of sailor stories written...
An absolute must-have for any typography buff, these wood type alphabets, available as a Flickr photoset from Patricia M, make up one of the most visually stunning collections of wood type currently available. Each of these 84 unique alphabets...
Love it or hate it, it’s getting difficult to deny generative typography’s steadily increasing importance in the world of graphic design, and according to a new short film, On Generative Typography, that influence will only continue...