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You’ve waited over a year. The time is now. Sound the horns and raise the banners! #FONTACULAR. IS. BACK. Hold onto your hat, dearest reader, for you’re in store for five glorious days of epic typographic discounts! Let us dawdle no more, here’s some of what our first day of #Fontacular has waiting for you: Sally […]

Top 100 Web Fonts for October 2015

Whether you call them slab serif, square serif, or Egyptian, you know them when you see them — sturdy, nearly monoweight designs with blunt, straight-edged serifs and a no-nonsense attitude. The Rockwell® family of typefaces is a fine example of this appealing and eminently usable style. Rockwell fonts continue to prove themselves as a robust […]

Making Initial Letters Part I: Raised Initials

Initial letters, such as raised initials and dropped initials, aren’t just for styling typography in print. Initial letters on the Web can help break up the monotony of a one-size-fits all layout, where instead of having type look the same from start to finish, you add some upsized typography to your palette. It’s the little […]

Top 100 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 […]

Charity Hackathon

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 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 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, 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! 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 […]

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

El Lizzitsky