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Free fonts for both commercial and noncommercial use. Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses. Typefaces I Can’t Live Without: Adobe Myriad Pro. The first sans serif typeface I lived with was Univers, and I fell hard.

Typefaces I Can’t Live Without: Adobe Myriad Pro

It was first love, after all. At some point I got entranced by the dark charms of the hybrid Optima, an infatuation which had to run its course. Optima was so versatile. Eventually things had to change and I found Frutiger, from one of my favorite type designers. It was as if Adrian Frutiger had only gone halfway with Univers, and now had gone all the way with Frutiger. I didn’t keep track of developments in typography for a few years, and coming back I seemed to have lost half my Frutiger fonts. Follow the Designers Myriad was produced by the collaboration of Adobe’s Carol Twombly (a typeface designer I’ve written about before) and Robert Slimbach. In the Opentype version Myriad Pro now contains 40 fonts in an array of weights and widths.

Like other designs by Twombly and Slimbach, this typeface is modern, energetic and versatile. And Popular Too I’ve used it in many books in various ways. Be Sociable, Share! 19 top fonts in 19 top combinations. Sign up and download immediately to take your typography to the next level!

19 top fonts in 19 top combinations

This classic contains some great stuff: An exceptional glossary of typography terms Killer tips on establishing typographic color Choosing and using the right typefaces 20 Action-packed info-dense pages! The Big Book of Font Combinations. What is this book not?

The Big Book of Font Combinations

It is not intended as a showcase of typography. It is a tool. A workbook. A sketchpad. Your favorite layout application document captured 350 times in the process of trying different typefaces on for size. How were the typefaces chosen? They were selected by collating several independent sources of research to come up with a list of the most popular typefaces in history.

What is the best way to view the font combinations? Five Great Typekit Font Pairings. I’m always looking for a little design inspiration and my latest obsession fascination is with the art of typography.

Five Great Typekit Font Pairings

I’m loving on Typekit due to the huge variety of available fonts and the likelihood of being able to match my typeface choices to a company’s logo or printed collateral when designing their website. There a jillion articles out there on how to create great font pairings, but I couldn’t find much dedicated specifically to Typekit font pairings, so I thought I’d do my own review. So… Myriad Pro paired with Minion Pro If you’re new to pairing fonts, a good rule of thumb is to mix and match within the same font foundry (those cool people who design fonts).

This example is a popular pairing of two Adobe fonts: Myriad Pro (sans-serif) and Minion Pro (serif) . * Weights (i.e. light, semi-bold, black)* Styles (i.e. regular, italic) Proxima Nova I was first turned on to Proxima Nova when working on the Jewelry Nut Auctions website (they use it in their logo). Cubano Sharp & Nimbus. Free fonts, best and cool fonts.