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

#Fontacular is Back!

Let’s cut to the chase: your life will never be the same. Like the incomparable glow of the sun in the east, so too does the indefatigable specter of Fontacular rise once again. Shield your eyes, friends, because stuff’s about to get REAL on Fonts.com. What’s the big deal you ask? You best prepare yourself […]

Quitador: A Different Kind of Slab Serif

“Broadly speaking, you can divide slab serifs typefaces into two groups,” says Arne Freytag, the designer of the new Quitador™ family. “They either tend to be have geometric proportions and monoline strokes, like those in ITC Lubalin Graph™, or are more humanist leaning, like the Caecilia® family.” “A strict classifying of Quitador is difficult,” He […]

New Hero Images for September 2014

A favorite aspect of having a brand new blog design is that we can now further showcase some of the great content we regularly offer on Fonts.com. If you’re a regular visitor to Fonts.com you know that we prominently feature four large hero images on our homepage each month. These images provide the opportunity for us to […]

FontFonts Come to Fonts.com Web Fonts

With an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 Web fonts, you can bet at any given time we’re preparing another font release; this week we may have hit that release button with a little more excitement. Making their Fonts.com Web Fonts debut are the first families from the heralded FontFont foundry, including the FF Meta, […]

Superior and Inferior Figures

Superior and inferior figures are numerals that are smaller versions of full-size lining figures. These diminutive numerals most commonly appear in diagonal fractions, but they are also used for footnotes and endnotes, chemical and mathematical notations, and occasionally for indicating the cents in prices in display settings.

New Fonts.com Blog

There aren’t as many faces behind Fonts.com as one may think. We are a small, passionate and friendly team that is ready to show that side of ourselves to our user. The challenge was quite simple: we wanted to create a more approachable, usable blog to better express ourselves and products to our users. Updated […]

Magical Magma II

Natural beauty speaks for itself. When we see a full moon, a ripe peach, or a smooth round pebble on the beach, their simple shapes touch something significant inside us. Man-made objects such as letters can create a similar inner resonance. A perfectly balanced ‘g’ or a subtly crafted ‘O,’ can evoke a delicate but […]

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 […]

This Morning’s 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 […]

Geometry can produce legible letter but art alone makes them beautiful. Art begins where geometry ends, and imparts to letters a character trascending mere measurement.

Paul Standard

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