Helvetica now available in Thai

Helvetica has also learned to speak Thai: the Thai font designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon has created Thai versions of the classic typefaces Helvetica and Neue Helvetica. These versions are available in the weights Light, Regular and Bold, with the corresponding italic [...]

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Anniversary for Font Aid V: Made For Japan

Just to remind you that there is still help needed in Japan. You can support them with purchasing this font. The revenue goes directly to this charity. Here are more details: In March of 2011, the Society of Typographic Aficionados began [...]

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Mine is Yours: Favorite Typefaces of 2011 in Use

I  just read an article on typographica.org about their selection of favorite new typefaces of 2011. Two of the typefaces featured are homegrown so I thought about adding some type-in-use info about them. Carter Sans was first publicly used by [...]

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A lively, very legible text font:
the Mantika Sans from Jürgen Weltin

Today I would like to make another font recommendation: Mantika Sans from the German designer Jürgen Weltin has everything that makes for a good text font. It has clear contours and therefore is also very clearly legible in small sizes, [...]

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Type on Screen – Choosing and using it well, by Dan Rhatigan

Happy new year to all of you! To kick-off the new year, I want to share a video with you, which I just find excellent. My English colleague Dan Rhatigan gave this presentation at Future of Web Design 2011 in [...]

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A new typeface: Rabenau by Axel Bertram

Anyone with a love of typography will doubtless be interested to learn that a new typeface is now available through Linotype – Rabenau, a well structured font family available in 16 carefully coordinated styles. Rabenau’s warm personality make it perfect [...]

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Georgia and Verdana now extended to offer more languages plus more weights and styles.

Something to delight all fans of these two classics: Georgia® Pro and Verdana® Pro have been fully extended and now offer a greater variety of typographic designs plus more opportunities to use them throughout the pan-European language area.

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Tweet for better Arabic typography online

There are practically no references at all for anything to do with Arabic Web Fonts. So, I’ve spent my day in a long tweetathon about anything related to the topic. Here are some of my tweets put together: #ArabicWebFonts Browser [...]

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Webfonts update: WOFF format now supported by all major browsers

What a day! Apple didn’t only gave us Mac OS X Lion, no Apple’s Safari is also supporting the WOFF format. Last year at the Webfontday in Munich, ATypI in Ireland and many more conferences, speakers already predicted that the [...]

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Constructivist Fonts

An interesting article on the “revolutionary” typefaces of the 1920s can be found at Linotype.com: together with information on the historical background, the article includes illustrations showing the development of constructivist fonts and examples of their use during the period. [...]

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