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A Comprehensive Guide to Smart Quotes, Dashes & Other Typographic Characters. The 43 best typography apps. From iOS or Android, Windows to web apps, the app world is brimming with ways to improve your typography skills and make working with fonts quicker and easier.

The 43 best typography apps

So typographers, this one's for you - our pick of the most essential typography apps that can make your font-oriented life a little easier and in some cases a lot more fun. Read all our iPad articles here, our iPhone articles here, our Android articles here, and our typography articles here 01. Font Candy Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch) Mask your photos with words using custom captions, symbols and gorgeous fonts with iOS app Font Candy. 02.

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android PicLab makes it easy to add typography to your photos, offering lots of fonts and full control over size, positioning, opacity, rotation, and colour. 03. Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad) A Beautiful Mess is another brilliant typography app that allows you to spruce up your photos with a touch of type. 04. Platform: Web 05. Platform: Android 06. 07. FF Dora on Behance. Free Font Pages - Results 1 - 30. Using Type. Great Pairs. Author’s note: I’m making transparency a central theme in this edition of Great Pairs.

Great Pairs

Today we look at David Quay’s Kade together with Joshua Darden’s Freight Micro, and since I’m promoting the new Tryout feature at, all of the images shown here link you to their source, where you can go and mess around with the samples, and very possibly come up with something that works even better for your own purposes. Quickly, let me add that this feature (the new Tryout feature) is limited to webfonts that we offer, so keeping this page open as a reference to what will work is advised: FontShop’s Webfonts. I also recommend against pasting text into the Tryout feature, and also, you should use a modern desktop browser. Going against this advice (as I have as part of testing the feature) will reveal what remains to be fixed, however, the feature’s failure to deliver the expected result looks a lot more like it’s simply not responding to your input.

Typografie voor de grafische vormgever. Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners. The American Association of University Presses (AAUP) holds an annual Book, Jacket & Journal Show which catalogs the best in book design and exhibits it around the country.

Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners

Typeface combinations. Category Archives: 365 Days of Hand Lettering. 365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 365 Happy New Year, friends!

Category Archives: 365 Days of Hand Lettering

Thank you for following along on my project over the past year. So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz. Articles: How to Spot Arial. Many of the characters in Helvetica and Arial are very similar to each other, although none are quite identical.

Articles: How to Spot Arial

Other characters are quite a bit different, and they are the key to telling which is which. Here are some of the most obvious ones (Grotesque 215, Arial’s ancestor, has also been included for comparison): The “a” in Helvetica has a tail; Arial does not. Also, the bowl of the “a” flows into the stem like a backwards “s”; the bowl of Arial’s “a” simply intersects the stem with a slight curve.

(Interestingly, the Grotesque “a” has a tail, just like Helvetica. The top of the Arial “t” is cut off at an angle; the Helvetica “t” is cut off straight. The ends of the strokes of letters like “S” and “C” are perfectly horizontal in Helvetica; in Arial and Grotesque they are cut off at a slight angle. The tail of the “R” in Helvetica flows out from the bowl and curves straight down, ending in a slight curve to the right.

WhatTheFont! Identifont - Identify fonts by appearance, find fonts by name. Search by Sight. Free For All: 103 Free Fonts! In this installment of "Free for All," I'll cover just one type of freebie: everyone's favorite, free fonts!

Free For All: 103 Free Fonts!

You'll find script fonts, modern fonts, funky fonts, and more. All told, there are more than 100 free fonts in this one article—enough to keep even the biggest type geek giddily building type spec sheets for weeks! Please note that licenses on the fonts below vary from personal use only to free for commercial use. Some of both types require attribution to the artist. Please check the license on any font you download before using it in a project. Grunge Fonts Popularly referred to as "grunge fonts," the group of typefaces officially classified as "distressed" first become popular as a result of the title treatment on the 1990s television show the X-Files (download it below!)

Handwritten and Hand-drawn Fonts Get up close and personal with fonts based on others' real life handwriting and on hand-drawn letterforms. 27 New Typefaces That You Need to Know About. Anyone who’s ever tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience.

27 New Typefaces That You Need to Know About

Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. 65 Popular And Professional Free Fonts For Creative Typography. FontShop. The World’s Best Fonts. Download fonts from classic to cool. Exljbris Font Foundry. Bold Monday - independent font foundry of high quality type.