Raised and Dropped Initials
August 05, 2015
Even before Gutenberg invented the craft of typography, fancy initials were used to begin chapters and decorate pages in medieval manuscripts.
Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for September 2015
October 07, 2015
Web fonts often have to work in tight quarters. Laptop and smart phone screens can pose a challenge when you have more than a couple of words to say, and not much screen real estate to say it. At times like these, the Neue Helvetica® Compressed typeface (number 22 on last mon...
Tricky Type Terms
April 26, 2012
Typographic terminology is sometimes very specific, and the nuances can be confusing. Here are three pairs of terms that are frequently misunderstood. They are related, but refer to different things. Understanding the distinctions will enable you to communicate more clearly, typographically speaking. This ...
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Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for September 2015
Web fonts often have to work in tight quarters. Laptop and smart phone screens can pose a challenge when you have more than a couple of words to say, and not much screen real estate to say it. At times like these, the Neue Helvetica® Compressed typeface (number 22 on last month’s to 100 Web […]
We had the great pleasure of attending The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge under the team name “Discretionary Hyphens”. The Overnight Website Challenge is a 24 hour hackathon event where volunteers create teams of eight to ten web professionals and get paired with a nonprofit in need of a website. The Nerdery has been hosting this […]
Digital Ads Are Ready for Web Fonts – We’ve Got You Covered
In recent months, we’ve been excited to see more digital ads using Web fonts than ever before. To ease implementation of Web fonts from our own service into digital ads and express our support for this use, we’ve introduced changes to Fonts.com Web Fonts and updated our license agreement. Achieving typographic continuity across websites and […]
Building Functional Footers
Sure, your website’s footer is the last thing people will probably see on your site, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on the typographic details. In fact, if you consider the axiom save the best for last then you should put as much thought into the footer as you do the rest of your […]
Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for August 2015
Script typefaces enhance the written word. They are emotional, lyrical, even passionate communicators. Scripts have a soul, and a heart. Words set in script are perfect examples of something that is greater than the sum of its parts. And while scripts are not abundant in interactive design, the Snell Roundhand® design, at 39 in last […]
Typefaces That Tell a Story
Like music, typefaces show the influence of a time in history, genera or current vogue. Again like music, some are fleeting, such as grunge fonts and disco music; while others, like rap and geometric sans, have become permanent parts of the artistic spectrum. For the next couple of days, Fonts.com will be offering discounts on […]
Type Through the Eras is Back!
We’re excited to kick off our second annual Type Through the Eras promotion here on Fonts.com! For the next three days we’ll be bringing you tremendous deals on type designs that are inspired by significant eras and trends from design history. We start this year’s event by celebrating designs inspired by wood type. We’ll be featuring […]
Kairos – Industrial Strength and Ready for Work
Although firmly entrenched in typographic tradition, Terrance Weinzierl’s Kairos™ typeface is something truly new. “Grecians” were a popular typestyle of the 19th century. These were slab serif designs with octagonal corners. They were powerful, commanding typefaces that stood out from the crowd. Most, however, were small families of only one or two weights, and none […]
Over 9,000 Desktop Fonts, One Simple Subscription
When you’re seeking typographic inspiration for a project, where’s the first place you look? While some of you may immediately head over to Fonts.com (and we love you for that), we understand that most people start by browsing through the fonts they’ve already licensed. We get it. Purchasing type can be a major investment—before committing […]
Carter Sans: The Road Less Traveled
It began with what seemed like a simple request: Can you make a sans serif version of ITC Charter? The request was to Matthew Carter, the designer of serif design. Carter’s reply was, “Sure, or at least I think so. Let’s give it a try.” And try he did. While several serif typefaces have been […]