Today, webfonts abound. You can find them in a number of places: Google Font Directory, Typekit, Fontspring.com, and myriad other sites and font delivery services. A number are even free. This article, then, focuses on the top 13 most useful free webfonts for headline use. One of the most common suggestions for combining headlines and body text is to set the headlines in a serif typeface and body copy in a sans-serif typeface, or vice versa. Because you’re typically only setting fewer than 100 characters in a headline, it doesn’t necessarily have the same requirements for readability as your text font. Nice Web Type has an excellent tutorial on @font-face embedding here. Available through Fontsquirrel, and designed by Typodermic, this pseudo-grotesque offers a generous x-height. License: No conversation on free fonts is complete without mentioning Exljbris, a foundry by Jos Buivenga that offers a free face in every type family.
Comic Sans CriminalLandmarkLandmark, an architectural letter. The signature alphabet of one of New York’s most significant buildings becomes a family of clear and colorful display fonts. For those who understand outdoor lettering as a form of public service, no landmark seems more deserving of its own typeface than Lever House. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft and completed in 1952, Lever House is celebrated for its emphasis on both technological innovation and urban values: it pioneered glass curtain wall construction, the technique that came to define the modern skyscraper, and it used its site to favor aesthetic and social considerations over the raw potential for profit. There could hardly be a project more sympathetic with Hoefler & Co.’s own values, making the opportunity to design a typeface for Lever House an irresistible commission for the then-new collaboration between typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.
FontcraftI was shopping in my local HEB grocery store this weekend and found myself in the soft drink section, confronted by a wall of cool retro-looking bottles of all sorts of sodas from the Dublin Bottling Works, a company based in Dublin Texas which produces a full line of specialty soft drinks, apparently mostly for distribution through HEB. They’ve got all the usual flavors like Ginger Ale, Cola and Root Beer and some more unusual flavors, including Black Cherry. The labels are printed on transparent plastic slip-ons which are surprisingly effective at emulating the old-fashioned look of being directly screen printed on the bottles. The labels are great examples of retro design, and though I may be a bit biased, the coolest by far is the Black Cherry soda label which uses our Folkard font to great effect. If you like Folkard you can order it online from our ONLINE STORE. 0reddit 0tumblr Yancey is a new font based on a hand-lettered design by Samuel Welo in the late 1920s. Dave 1tumblr
100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2012Today we'd like to delight you with an extensive list of The Best Free Fonts for 2012. We've made a collection in which you can find Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Modern, Display , Art Deco, Geometric, Urban, Futuristic and even abstract style types. An important part of typography is selecting the right typeface for a project. New Fonts for 2014Enjoy the new selection for 2014 "100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2014".New Fonts for 2013Enjoy the selection for 2013 "100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2013".Nexa Free Font Download from FontFabricPrime Free Techy Font Download from FontFabricMulticolore Free Font Download from FontFabricSignika Sans Serif Download from FontFabricCasper Download from FontFabricSreda Salb Serif Download from FontFabricLintel Modern Sans Serif Typeface Download Lintel and Lintel Light fromMyFonts.comFuturacha Decorative Font Download fromOdysseas GPBarkentina Display Typeface Download fromFontmFlex Display Typeface
I love typographyBut will it fly? Perhaps the most difficult part in compiling this list is not what to include, but what to leave out. There are, then, many other typefaces that should be in this list, but aren’t. Perhaps some of your favourites from 2009 coincide with mine; perhaps they don’t — I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. Without further ado: Trilby by David Jonathan Ross Who: David Jonathan Ross; Where: Boston; Foundry: Font Bureau; Other types: Manicotti; Climax. Out of the clumsiness and inelegance of the Egyptians and Fat Faces, came, in 1845, the Clarendon. The French Clarendon is a twist on the (English) Clarendon — quite literally, a twist or rotation of the stress (see figure opposite). David obviously has something for reverse-stress types. Allumi PTF by Jean François Porchez Who: Jean François Porchez; Where: Paris; Other types: Sabon Next, Le Monde Livre PTF, Le Monde Courrier PTF, Anisette, Ambroise, Parisine PTF, Le Monde Sans PTF. ILT interview. Trilogy by Jeremy Tankard
BAT - Bureau des affaires typographiquesThe FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, DesignT.26Speak UpHELLO (AND, WELL, GOODBYE)After nearly seven years of blogging, Speak Up has ceased publication. While this may not be a remarkable amount of time in the world of print and online publishing, the intensity with which we — founders, authors and readers alike — undertook it made it seem as it had been decades. For a thorough description on the reasons to close Speak Up, you may read this post, so as not to take much more space here. This web site is a bare-bones version of the archives for quick and easy perusal of more than 1,600 posts — a replica of Speak Up, as it was on closing day, can be found here, and at any point you can add “as-it-was/” after “speakup/” to the URL to see the original version. Comments on both sites have been closed. To the right you will see all of our categories with a brief description of what you may find. Below are some highlights from our time spent blogging. Bryony and Armin Principals, UnderConsideration LLC SELF PUBLISHING, IT’S HARD! WHY SO SERIOUS? BEST.
the republic of typeBarna cat Família de pal sec dissenyada per a la composició de textos. eng A functional sans serif typeface for text composition. esp Familia tipográfica pensada para la composición de textos de lectura. Pradell cat Família tipogràfica inspirada en els tipus espanyols del segle XVIII, en concret dels tipus gravats pel punxonista català Eudald Pradell. eng Latin text family inspired from 18th century spanish type specimens. esp Tipografía inspirada en las muestras de letras españolas del siglo XVIII, en concreto de aquellos tipos que grabó Eudald Pradell. Carmenesp Tipografía diseñada para la edición del libro Carmen de Prosper Merimée. eng Typeface designed for Prosper Merimée’s book, Carmen. cat Tipografia dissenyada pel disseny del llibre Carmen, de Prosper Merimée. Mecano esp Un tipo creado desde una base geométrica, de formas simples y abiertas. eng Typeface based on a simple geometric basis. cat Tipografia creada a partir de bases geomètriques, de formes simples i obertes.