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Type-Neue — An ever growing independent link directory of quality fonts. Type study: Typographic hierarchy. This is part of a series of guest posts on web typography.

Type study: Typographic hierarchy

Lobster Font Family – Google Web Fonts. Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.

Lobster Font Family – Google Web Fonts

Normal 400Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack. One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. Lato Font Family – Google Web Fonts. Lato is a sanserif typeface family designed in the Summer 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish).

Lato Font Family – Google Web Fonts

In December 2010 the Lato family was published under the open-source Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with support from Google. In the last ten or so years, during which Łukasz has been designing type, most of his projects were rooted in a particular design task that he needed to solve. Download Lobster font. A common problem that affect most script fonts, is that each letter must be draw in a way that connect with the next and previous letters.

Download Lobster font.

And that's quite difficult. By having 26 lowercase character, that gives you more than 600 possible combinations for each letter (and arround 15600 for the whole alphabet). It's next to impossible to make it always connect seamesly whitout compromising the shape that each letter was originally intended to be. That's why trying to make script fonts works it's like magic.

Font designers use all kind of tricks to make it work. Piron Free Font. Lato: new free open-source sanserif family by Lukasz Dziedzic. TyPoland presents its first public typeface release Lato.

Lato: new free open-source sanserif family by Lukasz Dziedzic

Pompadour Numeral Set (Free Download) Open Source Ampersands. Siruca Pictograms™, the first Open Source project of Fabrizio Schiavi. I’d love to design a lot of new picts for my Siruca Pictograms™ but I can’t find the time, so I asked collaboration to some others icon designers.

Siruca Pictograms™, the first Open Source project of Fabrizio Schiavi

You can participate to the grow of this project if you like. I’ll publish it just below the text in this page with your name and a link to your site. Don’t worry if you don’t know any font editor, you can send me a Freehand, Illustrator or any vectorial file with your design and I’ll fix it. Siruca Pictograms™ is designed to works with Siruca™ font. 104 Free Fonts for Web Designers and Logo Artists. It’s very essential for Designers to have an good understanding of typography and selection as the importance of typography in design can’t be neglected.

104 Free Fonts for Web Designers and Logo Artists

The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Die 100 Besten Schriften. Periodic Table of Typefaces on the Behance Network. Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world.

Periodic Table of Typefaces on the Behance Network

This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed. Each cell of the table lists the typeface and a one or two character "symbol" (made up by me simply based on logic), the designer, year designed and a ranking of 1 through 100. 3 Free Online Tools to Extract Text from Images.

Whenever there is a need for a particular text from a certain image, we normally have to type in the whole text.

3 Free Online Tools to Extract Text from Images

Not any more, with OCR software, you can easily extract texts from images and scanned pages. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. These software extracts text from an image and converts it into an editable form. This can be a real time saver when you are scanning a document or converting a book to digital format. In this post, I have listed three such free online tools that you can use. Free OCR Free OCR is an easy to use web service using which you can extract text from your image files in few simple steps. After processing, a text box containing the text extracted from the image will be shown on the next page. Free OCR supports PDF and JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and PNG image formats.

Registration is not required but it has few restrictions: Uploaded images cannot be larger than 2MB.Images cannot be larger than 5000 pixels.Only 10 image uploads per hour. Typograph – Scale & Rhythm. This page falls somewhere between a tool and an essay.

Typograph – Scale & Rhythm

It sets out to explore how the intertwined typographic concepts of scale and rhythm can be encouraged to shake a leg on web pages. Drag the colored boxes along the scale to throw these words anew. Awesome Fontstacks.