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ITC Century, a modern serif revival, derives from the original Century, Linn Boyd Benton’s custom typeface for Century magazine (1896), as well as Morris Fuller Benton’s Century Expanded and Century Schoolbook. The face is extremely legible thanks to Fuller Benton’s research during Schoolbook’s development, thus the Supreme Court of the United States requires that every booklet-format document be typeset in the family. Letterforms mean business with long, bracketed serifs, while large ball terminals and the flowing curl in the Q’s tail add flair. Its condensed proportions and tight letterspacing are effective for periodicals.

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SymbolAssist: More Symbols, Less Work // Plasticmind Blog - StumbleUpon After seeing the nifty characters TwitterKeys made readily available for posting into your Twitter and IM conversations, I got inspired to dig around the 65,000+ Unicode characters and find some more gems. As I did, I started to realize a couple of things. First, a huge list of symbols wouldn’t be all that helpful. Second, these symbols are useful for more than just jazzing up your Twitter conversations (✌ @plasticmind). So the idea of an organized character map tool that actually let you click a symbol to copy it to your clipboard began to percolate.

29 principles for making great font combinations 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. web authoring with comfort Start your pages from a colletions of ready to use layout, and add content from a rich collections of ready to use elements. Creating your own design from a blank canvas has never been so easy. Drag elements in position, resize and customize, insert your contents. Designers create mockups and prototypes visually producing standard HTML files Developers become more productive, avoiding the tedious part of writing markup.

20 free typewriter fonts for designers Typewriter fonts are a popular choice to incorporate into vintage and retro designs. Courier is probably the best known font of this type but there are many other cool typewriter-inspired designs out there (go here for more free fonts). Here, we've scoured the internet to find 20 free typewriter fonts that will help bring the spirit of the past to your designs. 01.

I love typography But 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. The Best Typography-Based Sites of July 2014 — Type & Grids August 4, 2014 This is the sixth installment of my new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. You can check out last month’s post for June here. Benvingut Bisgràfic Barcelona

Best Practices of Combining Typefaces Advertisement 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.

Bootbox.js—alert, confirm and flexible modal dialogs for the Bootstrap framework Bootbox.js is a small JavaScript library which allows you to create programmatic dialog boxes using Bootstrap modals, without having to worry about creating, managing or removing any of the required DOM elements or JS event handlers. Here’s the simplest possible example: bootbox.alert("Hello world!"); bootbox.alert("Hello world!")

Fontcraft I 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. It looks great in the stylized design, and it’s nice to see it in a different kind of context from the computer games where it has become somewhat overexposed. 0reddit

Responsive Typography: The Basics by Oliver Reichenstein When we built websites we usually started by defining the body text. The body text definition dictates how wide your main column is, the rest used to follow almost by itself.