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Type Terms. A Curated Collection of the 30 Best Google Fonts for 2016. These are the 30 best free web fonts available on Google Fonts, in my humble opinion. They are all open-source and 100% free for commercial use. The provided ZIP file downloads contain the latest version of the font files to install on your desktop. The files come from the Google Fonts repository on GitHub—I regularly check the commits on GitHub to make sure the download files provided here contain the latest versions of the fonts.

Enjoy! Wondering how to combine these fonts? * Note: An asterisk indicates the font family is body text friendly (contains normal, italic, bold and bold italic styles and has low to moderate stroke contrast, large counters, open apertures and a large x-height). The Rich (Typefaces) Get Richer. There are over 1,200 font families available on Typekit.

The Rich (Typefaces) Get Richer

Anyone with a Typekit plan can freely use any of those typefaces, and yet we see the same small selection used absolutely everywhere on the web. Ever wonder why? Article Continues Below The same phenomenon happens with other font services like Google Fonts and MyFonts. Google Fonts offers 708 font families, but we can’t browse the web for 15 minutes without encountering Open Sans and Lato.

On my side project Typewolf, I curate daily examples of nice type in the wild. FuturaAperçuProxima NovaGothamBrownAvenirCaslonBrandon GrotesqueGT WalsheimCircular And here are the ten most popular from 2014: Brandon GrotesqueFuturaAvenirAperçuProxima NovaFranklin GothicGT WalsheimGothamCircularCaslon Notice any similarities? Other lists of popular fonts show similar results. When it comes to typefaces, the rich get richer#section1 But back to typefaces.

Designers tend to copy other designers. How does a typeface first become popular, anyway? The 5 best Tricks to Identify a Font. The Best Free and Premium Font Bundles. Download Operator Fonts. 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. FF Dora on Behance. Free Font Pages - Results 1 - 30. Using Type. Just so you know, we’re not all print all the time here at FontShop.

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. 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. Stay tuned Thursday for the announcement about my 2013 project. To possibility!! 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. 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. 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. This is exactly why we’ve teamed up with Type Release creator Sean Mitchell to share with you some of the latest typefaces released this past month. 65 Popular And Professional Free Fonts For Creative Typography. Some time ago I created article – 52 Really High Quality Free Fonts For Modern And Cool Design, which turned out to be very popular.

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.