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Learn About Fonts And Typography

Explore the world of typography with Fonts.com as your guide. Our Learn About Fonts & Typography section is your resource for improving your typographic acumen and keeping up with what’s new on Fonts.com and the latest trends in visual design.

Recent articles

Browse the most recent contributions to Fontology, the Fonts.com Blog and fy(t)i.

Quire Sans: Universal Design, Different Approach

“I always start by visualizing the design in my head,” says Jim Ford about how he designs typefaces. “I’ll work out the concept in my mind for several days – or even weeks – before I start to draw anything.” Many type designers first visualize a new typeface in their mind’s eye, but they typically […]

Boost Your Plan With Unlimited Desktop Fonts

Just over a year ago, we debuted our Master level Fonts.com Web Fonts plans. These plans offer our broadest range of benefits including millions of pageviews and our Typecast design app. But the keystone is unlimited desktop fonts. This feature was inspired by the knowledge that most of our customers design for both print and […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for June 2014

Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for June 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Frutiger Helvetica Futura Gill Sans Museo Sans DIN Next Linotype Univers Century Gothic Museo Slab Klint Arial ITC Avant Garde Gothic Chaparral Neo Sans Rockwell Eurostile LT […]

Choosing Text Typefaces for the Web

The increasingly sophisticated digital environment offers a realm of expanded possibilities for typography on the Web, both technically and creatively. The availability of fonts optimized specifically for the Web is a major contributor to this development.

Using Swash Characters

Swash characters are those with embellishments that extend off the standard character. A swash character is usually – but not always – an alternate to the regular, unadorned default letterform. More and more typefaces are designed with swash characters, thanks to the expanded character capacity of OpenType® technology.

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for May 2014

Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for May 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Avenir Univers Proxima Nova Frutiger Futura Helvetica Gill Sans DIN Next Linotype Univers Museo Sans ITC Avant Garde Gothic Museo Slab Century Gothic Chaparral Klint Azbuka Arial Rockwell Eurostile LT […]

Using Alternate Characters

Swash characters are variations of the standard, default characters in a typeface. They are designed as options for customizing the look and personality of both text and display settings. More and more typefaces are designed with alternate characters, thanks to the expanded character capacity of OpenType® technology.

Using Tabs in Text

When designing and composing text, it is occasionally necessary to line up certain elements, in order to help organize information.

New Additions to a Quintessential Family

Almost 50 years since it was first announced, the Helvetica Compressed suite of typefaces has been re-envisioned for digital use. Designed in 1966, by Matthew Carter, for phototypesetting, the three original typefaces have been immune to changing style or fads. The remarkable collection of designs continues to be used for advertising, packaging and other venues […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for April 2014

Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for April 2014: Neue Helvetica Trade Gothic Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Frutiger Gill Sans Futura DIN Next Helvetica Linotype Univers Museo Sans Museo Slab Century Gothic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Klint Chaparral Arial ITC Lubalin Graph Eurostile LT Rockwell […]

Faces of type are like men’s faces. They have their own expression ; their complexion and peculiar twists and turns of line identify them immediately to friends, to whom each is full of identity.

J.L. Frazier

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