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Font fetish

By Pim van Daelen

Introduction

A nice collection of font decisions, inspiration and tips for all you font fetishist. Some in-depth info about things you can consider when choosing a font. Also diving into font optimisation and web-safe fonts. And as a nice bonus you can find 4 websites at the bottom about font inspiration and some cool downloads.

Pim van Daelen — Interaction designer at Fabrique. Working with cool companies such as Somerset House, Design Museum, Brunel ...

Added by Pim van Daelen: “First things first. The basics of Typography and some basis software settings to keep in mind.

1 The Basics of Typography

Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It's one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. If this subject

Added by Pim van Daelen: “Some decisions you can consider when choosing a font.

3 Decisions you can consider when choosing a font.

Fonts have feelings tooWhy Medium makes you feel so damn goodI've noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between letters can impact how I feel when reading online. The right font choice along with the absence of sidebars and popups makes everything feel easier and better to read. Websites like Medium, Signal vs. Noise, and Zen Habits

4 Webfont optimization — Web Fundamentals

A "full" webfont that includes all stylistic variants, which we may not need, plus all the glyphs, which may go unused, can easily result in a multi-megabyte download. To address this, the @font-face CSS rule is specifically designed to allow us to split the font family into a collection of resources: unicode subsets, distinct style variants, and so on. Given

6 The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Can I use any font whenever I want?

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there's much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law. Many people do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. Others incorrectly assume that they can freely use any typeface or font for any project. When you purchase a

8 Font inspiration: Lost Type Co-op

Matchbook is Simon Walker's first typeface release, evolving from lettering drawn for sub-headings in his own pieces. Its extended forms and rounded serifs create a characterful and unique tone in headlines. It includes a textured version with rough grittiness reminiscent of enlarged letterpress type.

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