Typographic Marks Unknown There are many typographic marks which are familiar to most, but understood by few. Most of these glyphs have interesting histories and evolutions as they survived the beatings given to them through rushed handwriting of scribes and misuses through history. They now mostly live on our keyboards and in our software, and a few are used often, so it seems only fitting to know where they come from and how to correctly use them. The Pilcrow History of the Pilcrow Fontographer The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing - Issue 16.4 July / August 2011 "Fontographer 5.1 is the best-in-class font editor, the flagship application that has launched a thousand faces (and more). Not only does it excel as a powerful and flexible font editor, it enables the serious typographer to customize their existing fonts, add new glyphs as needed; critically adjust kerning and spacing; convert old fonts to a new format; and more." ?Every design studio should have Fontographer 5 for its wealth of font creation, editing, fixing, and conversion abilities.? ?
CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They're Cool, and How To Use Them This post was originally co-authored in late 2007 by me and Volkan Görgülü, I'm updating it now to improve it a bit and make it more current. You've heard of them, but... Do you really understand them? The name might be a little misleading, because sprites aren't little images like you might be picturing, a sprite is actually one big image. Have you ever seen the CSS technique where the "on" and "off" states of a button are contained within the same image and are activated by shifting the background-position? Here is an example of that on CSS-Tricks. The Secret Law of Page Harmony “A method to produce the perfect book.” The perfect book. This is how designer-genius Jan Tschichold described this system. Not the ok book, nor the pretty good book, but the perfect book. This method existed long before the computer, the printing press and even a defined measuring unit.
Top 13 Webfonts for Headline Use 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. And yet, like most things, much of what is free is not useful, and much of what is useful is not free. For example, there are a great deal of handwriting fonts available for @font-face embedding, but I would be hard pressed to think of more than a few instances in which these would be put to use.
10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts Mar 05 2010 By Paul Viluda The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Free Font Garton by David Rakowski This license can also be found at this permalink: This font was found on the internet and did not come with a license. While we try to make sure that all the fonts on fontsquirrel.com are properly licensed for commercial use, there are many fonts that have either been abandoned by their authors or the authors distribute their fonts without an explicit license. It is our opinion that if the unlicensed font is freely available for download from either the original source or from multiple free-font sites then we assume it to be safe to use the font commercially.
tumblr.ryanhamrick Do you love letters? How about love letters? Then you’ll probably love periodic letters from me about our mutual love of letters. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how beneficial it might be to have a “newsletter” with subscribers who voluntarily declare their interest in hearing about things from me. I figure most people are like me, and miss a lot of what others share online (including good friends whom we genuinely care about being in the loop with), simply because we’re too busy to read through every tweet, Facebook post, blog post, etc. on a daily basis.
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).
25 Best Free Calligraphy Fonts 25 Best Free Calligraphy Fonts: Typography including font style, font size etc. are very important part of website. Even if you have an amazing design for your website, till you have readable content in it, your website wouldn’t serve the purpose. You want your readers to read the website content and you can succeed to do the same with effective use of fonts. Similarly, while creating logos and banners, effective use of fonts is important. Seamless Paper Patterns Home » Patterns » Seamless Paper Patterns Seamless Paper Patterns Today’s web treat is a free combo pack of large (1024px * 1024px) seamless paper textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set. Click thumbnails below to view the fullsize versions and download individually, or download the complete zip below. Included Images
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. Top 20 Most Beautiful Calligraphy Fonts Calligraphy is the art of writing that has different strokes, brushes and bursting with fine-art design writing. It is usually used for wedding invitations way back years ago, but recently more and more design elements are using calligraphic font style as part of their full-packed layout. Here is a list of the top 20 most beautiful calligraphy fonts to check out: 1. Lamar Pen