Web typography has evolved a lot over the last years. Today we see rich, accessible typography, a plethora of type design choices for the web and a number of remarkable, type-based web designs. It’s a great time for web design, and it’s a great time for web typography.
The Great Typekit Table – Sleepover Finding a good Typekit font for long blocks of text is hard, but Sleepover has made it a little easier for ya. We’ve sifted through the Typekit library and pared it down to the following list according to two simple rules: first, the font had to have lowercase, uppercase, bold, italic, and bold italic; second, the font couldn’t be handwriting, script, or monospace. If you think we’ve missed something, or made any mistakes, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org . A special thank you goes out to John Holdun and Bruce Spang for awesome jQuery help.
By Douglas Bonneville on August 11, 2010 When it comes to making font combinations , there are principles and methods, but no absolutes. You can’t apply all the principles or ideas listed here at the same time. Just peruse this list of ideas and see what strikes you as interesting, and then pursue creating your own interesting typeface pairs! BTW: The Big Book of Font Combinations wants you to stop by and check out its samples. So many fonts, so little time...
Creating great typeface combinations is an art, not a science. Indeed, the beauty of typography has no borders. While there are no absolute rules to follow, it is crucial that you understand and apply some best practices when combining fonts in a design. When used with diligence and attention, these principles will always yield suitable results. Today we will take a close look at some the best practices for combining typefaces — as well as some blunders to avoid.