Handpicked Typefaces

 

Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners

The American Association of University Presses honors the best book design in their annual Book, Jacket & Journal Show. We take a look at the most common typefaces seen in the winning entries and offer a thorough list of underused alternatives.

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FontBooklets Put the Tactile Joy Back into Typeface Selection

Like smaller, more focused versions of their mother publication, FontBook, FontBooklets are printed specimens that give ample space and tribute to the best fonts for professional typography.

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Post-Halloween Special: Scary Type

Can typefaces – just the design, devoid of any external context or additional elements – look scary? That is the question I asked myself last week. And sure enough I became so engrossed in my research that I didn’t manage to finish this Halloween Special in time. So here is the compiled and documented list. It is far from definitive, but I hope it is of some use to someone. Better 51 weeks early than one week late. ;)

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Vote. A message endorsed by the letters V, O, T, & E.

We all know that the American President has the power to change the world — for better or worse — so here are some reminders from a few of our most persuasive and compelling communicators.

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos With The Skullphabet Free Fonts

I’m taking a little break from compiling my Halloween list of scary fonts to point you to Skull-A-Day. On June 4th, 2007, Noah Scalin – creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion – made an orange paper skull, posted it online and announced to the world that he would be making a skull a day for an entire year. Two of his entries were display alphabets, which have been turned into digital fonts and are available for download for free.

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New Microsite for FF Meta Serif

Earlier today a brand new website entirely dedicated to a single typeface family went live. Erik Spiekermann’s FF Meta Serif – one of last year’s most significant typeface releases – can be accessed on www.metaserif.com. The microsite is published by FontShop International and was designed by Florian Hardwig/Malte Kaune. The microsite features five sections. The [...]

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How to Write like an Architect

In a 2.5 minute video Kung Fu architect Doug Patt demonstrates how to become a skilled letterer.

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Award-Winning Fonts

The selection of world’s best published font releases are highly respected for years. While the TDC award is the traditional top dog, Typographica is the aspiring spring chicken, asking 25 high-ranking international designers to pick from the year’s fonts.

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Whether they’re newly released, stalwart classics, or hidden gems, these typefaces deserve special mention.

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