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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. Just so you know, we’re not all print all the time here at FontShop.

Using Type

In fact a great majority of my work here has been conveyed solely over the internet. In terms of graphic design, print’s my first love, but I distinctly remember some time in late 2009 that I heard something about webfonts, the canvas element, pseudo-selectors, transitions, and a number of other experimental and not-widely-supported web technologies, and thought, ‘I need to really dig down into this stuff.’ One ambitious autoinitiated web project later (it was something similar to Readability, before I knew it existed, indeed, perhaps before it did exist), and I was happily up to my nose in markup, CSS, JavaScript, and preprocessing, feeling good about the direction of the internet and electronic media in general.

Since then I’ve tried to keep up with at least the aspects that touch web typography, but I’m not a current practicing web designer, or a specialist in web composition. So why percent? The good news. Great Pairs. Maiola and Pill Gothic Today we take a quick look at Veronika Burian’s Maiola with Christian Robertson’s Pill Gothic.

Great Pairs

One of the first things you’ll notice about Maiola up close is its rough and expressive texture. At size, this detail becomes hardly anything observable, an interesting proof of concept masterfully carried out all the way. Pill Gothic responds with a more traditional sans construction, but with interesting hard edges included here and there to offer some formal commonality.

Together the two take full advantage of the maximum versatility gained through each faces’ extensive range of weights. Maiola additionally covers Cyrillic and Greek, offering these as separates, or in an all-inclusive Pan-European set. Imprint and P22 Underground Today we look at the pairing of an early twentieth century rethinking of the Caslon letter, Monotype’s Imprint, with Paul Hunt & Richard Kegler’s P22 Underground, drawn after Edward Johnston’s signage system for the London Underground. 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

The jurors for this year’s show include some important names in typography, including William Drentel and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer, and typographer and type designer Kent Lew, who created the Font Bureau’s lovely and literary text face, Whitman. Jessica Helfand, William Drentel, Susan Colberg, and Kent Lew examine AAUP Show entries.

The catalog of the show is a beautiful record of the selected entries, and, because typeface credits are included, it’s also a good gauge of current trends in typeface selection for books and journals. We ordered catalogs from the last three years of the show and tallied the typefaces used. The results won’t shock you — each of the top ten is a tried-and-true classic. 1. Alternatives: 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. “Crush” | Designer: Mary Valencia 9. 10. Typeface combinations. FF Good Black, FF Elementa Regular FF Meta Normal, FF Meta Serif Bold Italic ITC Mendoza Roman Book, FF Scala Sans Regular PMN Caecilia 56 Italic, Jeunesse Sans Regular ITC Officina Sans, Chaparral Italic FF QType Condensed Book, Kettler Bold FF BeoSans Hard R20, FF Tisa Bold, FF Tisa Regular FF Engine Light Italic, Cholla Unicase FF Tibere Regular, FF Pullman Inline FF OCR-F Light, FF Beadmap Inline Bell Centennial Address, Cooper Black Italic FF Nuvo Medium, FF Beowolf R20 FF Tronic Regular, FF Folk, News Gothic Bold FF Cube Light, FF Dot Matrix Two Extended FF Zwo Semibold, FF Tisa Bold Italic FF Netto Regular, Cholla Slab Bold, Cholla Slab Regular Rockwell Light, Avenir Heavy Base 9 Regular, FF Prater Script FF Enzo Medium Italic, FF Page Serif Demibold Italic FF Roice Regular, FF Daxline Bold, FF Daxline Regular Spartan Classified Book, Suburban Bold FF Trixie Light, FF Burokrat One Matrix Script Bold, FF Scala Sans Regular, FF Scala Sans Italic FF Scala Jewel, FF Scala, FF Scala Sans Italic.

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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!! Have a great 2013. 186shares 33tweets 365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 359 Merry, merry Christmas, friends. 51shares 6tweets 365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 358 Happy Christmas Eve, friends! 89shares 5tweets 365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 355 10 days left in the year, friends. 95shares 17tweets Hand Lettered Quotes :: Announcing the Book!

I am thrilled to formally announce that I have signed with Chronicle Books to publish a book of 100 of my hand lettered quotes from the past year’s project! The book will be released in the Spring of 2014. I have already been hard at work selecting which 100 quotes I’d like included and preparing the artwork for print. In other news, tomorrow I have a new print being released on 20×200. Happy Wednesday. 176shares 7tweets.

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. Here is the same word set in all three typefaces:

WhatTheFont! Identifont - Identify fonts by appearance, find fonts by name. Search by Sight. To identify a font, answer the following questions about the characteristics shown within your typeface sample.

Search by Sight

You will then be presented with a list of fonts that best match the description you have provided. If your sample contains a limited set of letters, enter the characters shown in your graphic below. This will speed the font ID process by ensuring that you are only asked questions about letters contained in your sample. Question 1 - about 12 more questions What style is the upper-case 'Q' tail? Ignore the shape of the tail. 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.

What can I find free for you? 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. These are his findings: Trim Created by Göran Söderström of Letters from Sweden Knud V. Fighting against the desire to make something similar, this new typeface instead takes the concept to a whole new level by trimming not only diagonals, but all possible letters! The result is something – different. . ➤ Trim Colfax Created by Eric Olson of Process Type Foundry A refined oval sans serif of 20th century origins and 21st century sensibilities. . ➤ Colfax Chartwell Created by Travis Kochel of TK Type ➤ Chartwell Tablet Gothic Girga.

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. But I felt like I haven’t featured even a half of beautiful, professional free fonts, so I decided to continue with another article. This time I found 65 high quality fonts, where many of them are very good for font creation, creative graphic typographic works, unique web design titles and so on. But hey – we are here all becoming/experienced designers, I don’t need to tell you where to use those fonts, I am here to find that stuff for you! Note – before using these fonts for commercial projects, check out creator copyrights (on their homepages, not asking me – I am just collector), because all of these fonts are free for personal use, but not all for commercial usage.

Note – Updated on April 30, 2012 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 4 font variations here in separate download files. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. FontShop. The World’s Best Fonts. Download fonts from classic to cool.

Exljbris Font Foundry. Fonts.com. Bold Monday - independent font foundry of high quality type. Dafont.com.