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Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for August 2014

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

Details on this Morning’s Fonts.com Web Fonts Service Outage

This morning, from approximately 3am to 9am EST, certain Fonts.com Web Fonts customers experienced an outage in service, affecting delivery of Web fonts as well as the Fonts.com site. The outage was a result of internal server changes, preventing ‘fast.fonts.net’ from resolving. Users employing the Javascript or CSS implementation method experienced outages as a result. […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for July 2014

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

Jim Ford’s Typographic Journey

Jim Ford describes designing a large typeface family as “a mountainous commitment.” “You don’t scale a mountain just to turn around and go back,” he says. “There’s a triumph to be had; whether it’s in the challenge overcoming a fear, a discovery or a reward, or just a beautiful scenic overlook. In any case, that […]

From Investment Banker Dreams to Designer: Victor Erixon Shares His Insights

With a wide range of clients, as well as popular self initiated projects, it seems strange to think that Victor Erixon originally intended to become an investment banker. After owning his own cleaning business at age 20, in just two years he’s gone from dabbling in design to a respected, sought after designer. Victor sat […]

Lining Figures

Numbers are a frequently occurring element in text and design, from invitations to financial reports. They are used to specify quantities, dates, prices, measurements, phone numbers, and a myriad of statistics and other data. In typography, the symbols used to represent numbers are commonly referred to as figures or numerals.

Choosing Display Typefaces for the Web

Typography on the Web has advanced by leaps and bounds, both technically and creatively. The availability of display fonts optimized specifically for the Web has greatly increased typographic freedom.

Type Through the Eras — Save Up to 85% on Fonts Inspired by 20th Century Design Movements

Fonts.com is in the midst of a three-day sale celebrating some of the most distinctive eras in design history. Running until July 25th, our Type Through the Eras sale brings you classic and contemporary typefaces inspired by important design periods of the 20th century—with up to 85% savings! We’ve featured fonts from the elegant Art Deco era, […]

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 […]

Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.

El Lizzitsky

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