Typography articles

It's looking to be the hottest trend to hit web design since large text: inline typefaces are the perfect marriage of character and clarity. Perfect for flat design, inline typefaces create texture without using bevels or drop shadows. Typically...
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...
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...
At its very heart typography is about two things: legibility, which is concerned with how distinguishable letters, words and phrases are; and readability which deals with how easy it is for the brain to convert those elements into a coherent...
Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography. The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, covers everything from Blackletter...
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners; likewise there are no bad fonts, just bad designers. Well, that's not entirely true, fonts are regularly distributed with all kinds of flaws — inadequate hinting, poor consistency, a lack of optical...
Conventional wisdom states that body text benefits most from being set in a serif font because the serifs create a path for the eye to follow along a line and down to the next. Despite that, many web designers have for a number of years, argued for...
There's a good chance you're intimately acquainted with the work of Steve Matteson, it's probably right in front of you for much of the day. Arguably one of the most influential designers of the 21st century; his most famous achievement is the...
Typography is a subject of two extremes: you love it, or you hate it. Designers who love typography revel in all manner of archaic terminology like kerning, lining figures and ligatures. Designers who hate typography don't know what any...
Facial hair (or lack thereof) can say a lot about a man. A day’s worth of scruff could mean a late night out the day before, and two weeks of growth likely indicates he’s channeling his inner lumberjack. Now there’s a guide that goes beyond...