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A Handy Little Guide to Pairing Fonts [Infographic]

A Handy Little Guide to Pairing Fonts [Infographic] | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
Check out this cheat sheet featuring the most popular Google Fonts -- and showing you which ones go well together, which ones go OK together, and which ones to never put together.
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A cheat sheet that list 20 of the most popular Google Fonts and show us which of them pair really well together, which of them pair OK together, and which we should avoid putting together.

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Maximiliano Sproviero, May 2014

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Maximiliano Sproviero, May 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Seldom has a type designer matured as rapidly and visibly as Maximiliano Sproviero. Having joined MyFonts with his Lián Types foundry in 2008, it took him just over two years to develop an approach of his own, mixing his interest in calligraphy with a growing skillfulness in digitizing the most challenging of curves. He began winning prestigious awards and his fonts were adopted by some of the best designed publications around. Lián Types is now among the most successful foundries specializing in script fonts and ornamented display type. Meet Maximiliano Sproviero from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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MyFonts: Rising Stars, April 2014

MyFonts: Rising Stars, April 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Trends in type come and go the way they do in fashion and music (anybody remember grunge?) but sometimes here at MyFonts we are surprised by the things that catch on. Take the current craze in chromatic fonts. That’s the specialist term for display alphabets in a range of variations that can be layered to decorative and dazzling multi-colored effect. We figured that layering text frames would be a bit too laborious for this technique to become a massive success, but guess what? Thousands are buying these fonts, and several recent families in this genre have become hits. We are getting curious to see what people make with them; scroll down to the news section for details on how to share your work with us.

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Typejockeys, March 2014

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Typejockeys, March 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Typejockeys is a small studio in Vienna, Austria. They do a lot of different things — from graphic design to lettering and type design. Outside their country they are best known for their fonts — a small but growing library that is much appreciated by typographic gourmets around the world for their spirited originality and technical precision. They just released three great, affordable display fonts: Freude, Carabelle and the wonderful Sauber Script, making this the perfect occasion to interview the two Typejockeys that specialize in type: Thomas Gabriel  and Michael Hochleitner. The team is completed by the duo in the background — co-founder Anna Fahrmaier and graphic designer Stephan Kirsch. Enjoy!

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20 Amazing Examples of Typography Sketches for Your Inspiration

20 Amazing Examples of Typography Sketches for Your Inspiration | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
Often we’re critical about the end design, but behind the scenes a lot of process go to work, and one of which is sketching. Sketching is the skeleton of the
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interview with typographer oded ezer

interview with typographer oded ezer | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

oded ezer is a graphic artist and typographer, based in greater tel aviv.  designboom recently spoke to him about his work and influences.

"I had a band and also wrote poetry in my twenties. at one point I realized I will never be as good as bob dylan, so I turned to design and specifically typography which always played some part in my life. I realized that I can express myself much better through this medium and so I decided to go to art school which led me to pursue a career as a designer."

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The first book printed in Italy

The first book printed in Italy | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
The First Book Printed in Italy During my research for an upcoming book* on the life and work of German Renaissance typographer Erhard Ratdolt, I spent quite
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Artist Transforms The City Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground

Artist Transforms The City Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
It's strange to think that although we encounter letters and numbers all the time, the little guys are normally confined to a page or a screen.
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Creative Characters interview with Charles Borges de Oliveira

Creative Characters interview with Charles Borges de Oliveira | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

He is one of those lettering artists who learned the craft right at the time when it was becoming obsolete. While passionate about calligraphy and sign painting, he loves working with digital design tools. He has drawn custom logos and titles for prestigious companies. He has produced a string of successful font families, of which the most recent — Desire — took him an estimated 7,000 working hours. He was a mentor to fellow lettering artists Laura Worthington and Debi Sementelli, both of whom he helped to perfect their digital skills. Meet Charles Borges de Oliveira from Borges Lettering, building bridges between hand crafts and digital savvy.

 

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Eduardo Manso, November 2013

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Eduardo Manso, November 2013 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

He is not one of those type designers who produces a new font family every two or three months. Each of his typefaces has taken considerable time to mature, and it shows: they are thoughtful, original and well-wrought. Rather than responding to passing trends, his Emtype Foundry publishes fonts that are aimed at having a long shelf-life, and his Geogrotesque has been a bestseller ever since it came out five years ago. He is also prepared to pull his weight when it comes to nourishing international typographic culture — he’ll be co-organizer of next year’s ATypI conference, the world’s major annual get-together of type designers. Meet Eduardo Manso, an Argentinian who has made Barcelona his home.

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Matthew Carter, October 2013

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Matthew Carter, October 2013 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

He’s arguably the most widely read type designer in the world. Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma, Skia: all ubiquitous, all his. Miller, one of North America’s most popular news faces — his initiative. Bell Centennial, drawn for AT&T, has been used in millions of phone books. His typefaces are all across the stylistic spectrum, from elegant renaissance oldstyles via meticulous scripts to indestructible sans-serifs. Having started as an apprentice at age 19, he has been in the business for the best part of six decades and is still passionately interested in the latest technological developments. He revels in working with demanding technicians and challenging projects. Here is our long-awaited interview with Matthew Carter.

He’s arguably the most widely read type designer in the world. Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma, Skia: all ubiquitous, all his. Miller, one of North America’s most popular news faces — his initiative. Bell Centennial, drawn for AT&T, has been used in millions of phone books. His typefaces are all across the stylistic spectrum, from elegant renaissance oldstyles via meticulous scripts to indestructible sans-serifs. Having started as an apprentice at age 19, he has been in the business for the best part of six decades and is still passionately interested in the latest technological developments. He revels in working with demanding technicians and challenging projects. Here is our long-awaited interview with Matthew Carter.

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Gorgeous Typography Puzzles Will Teach Kids the Dangers of Comic Sans - Gizmodo

Gorgeous Typography Puzzles Will Teach Kids the Dangers of Comic Sans - Gizmodo | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

The fact of the matter is, if you don't teach your kids about the dangers of using Comic Sans when they're young, they're just going to pick it up on the street. Whether it's a flyer for a garage sale, or a bulletin board at their preschool, the world is a minefield of terrible typography, and you need to address the issue with your young'ns before it becomes a problem.

 

 

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with René Bieder, April 2014

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with René Bieder, April 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

The number of successful type designers living and working in Berlin today is staggering. Some individual careers are no less impressive. Born and raised in Berlin, this month’s interviewee started up his own typefoundry the moment he submitted his first typeface to MyFonts in 2012 — and he’s been on an upward trajectory from there. Two of his font families made our 2012 and 2013 lists of Fonts of the Year. He hasn’t brought out a single family yet that has not done well. His designs are powerful, unadorned, straightforward, and well-made. Meet the energetic and purposeful René Bieder.

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A New Legend of French Design

A New Legend of French Design | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
An exhibit and book about the work of typographer Philippe Apeloig marks the culmination of an extraordinary career and, he says, the start of a new artistic phase.
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MyFonts: Rising Stars, March 2014

MyFonts: Rising Stars, March 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

There was a time — not so long ago — when nobody but typesetters bought fonts. Their service to the client was setting up pages of text, set in a typeface from the typesetter’s limited selection. Typically the typesetter chose the fonts himself (it was almost always he). Graphic designer clients might choose fonts from a small list. You wouldn’t believe (unless you remember) how expensive typeset text was. If you weren’t a regular customer, and just needed a couple of pages of body text and some headlines for a brochure, that one-time service would cost you considerably more than, say, a license for the complete Gist family will cost you today. In fact, fonts have become so affordable that many people now collect them for fun — without wondering if that investment will pay for itself in client work. We don’t mind, of course — but make sure you know what font to choose when the time comes to make decisions. There’s a webinar coming up later this month to help you do just that. See our News section below.

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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with The Northern Block, February 2014

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with The Northern Block, February 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

They’re based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a city that, like Liverpool and Manchester, was a one-time center of the industrial revolution. Jonathan Hill is from Sheffield, where he worked as a graphic designer for the thriving local music industry. After several years in a London studio he moved back to North East England to set up his own logo and type design studio. Mariya Pigoulevskaya came to the region from Belarus in 2006 to study Art and Design and joined Jonathan’s studio after graduation. Their company’s type library is a fast-growing and increasingly popular collection of type families — many of them clean, modern sans serifs with an industrial or tech touch. Getting better all the time: here is The Northern Block.

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The First Printed Page Numbers

The First Printed Page Numbers | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it
The First Printed Page Numbers The image below is a scan of a recto leaf printed by Arnold Ther Hoernen, Cologne, 1470 (Cologne’s second printer after U
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MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Latinotype, January 2014

MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Latinotype, January 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Based in Santiago, Chile, Latinotype has been one of the most successful foundries on MyFonts in recent years. Their type library is a rapidly growing collection of typefaces in a wide array of genres. They specialize in colorful display and script faces, but have recently focused on sophisticated text faces as well. The foundry is owned and managed by a trio of type designers, two of whom have the same family name but are unrelated: Miguel Hernández, Luciano Vergara and Daniel Hernández. Yet Latinotype has worked with about a dozen talented, young designers and hopes to welcome more. Meet three of the most productive type designers in Latin America.

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MyFonts: Rising Stars, January 2014

MyFonts: Rising Stars, January 2014 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Each year in January, newsletters follow up in quick succession here at MyFonts. Last week we presented our list of the Most Popular Fonts released in 2013; today it’s back to the future with our monthly Rising Stars. The mission of the newsletter is simple: we present four of the most successful recent typeface families in a variety of genres, plus three families designed for use in long-form texts — hoping to give you some ideas for adding a new color or two to your typographic palette.

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MyFonts: Most Popular Fonts of 2013

MyFonts: Most Popular Fonts of 2013 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Belated best wishes for 2014 from the MyFonts team! Convinced, as usual, that the year ain’t over till its over, we waited longer than most other list-makers to compile our overview of the Fonts of 2013. This is a list that you, as our customers, have voted for — with your wallet. It is a font hit parade that is based on average sales (revenue, not number of copies sold), with some correction for what we sometimes call the Introduction Sales Peak, and making sure that popular genres are fairly represented. There you go: your annual barometer of trends in type. Thanks for helping us put it together.

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Saltbox Press invites you back to the 15th Century

Saltbox Press invites you back to the 15th Century | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Typography was just a matter of growing up for Lynda Campbell, a Wilton letterpress expert whose father was professionally obsessed with fonts, she told The Bulletin on Friday.

“He was always talking about typography,” she said, “and I assumed every parent did that with their children.”...

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MyFonts: Rising Stars, November 2013

MyFonts: Rising Stars, November 2013 | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

This month’s catchword is “more”. First of all, the MyFonts website itself has been receiving some major (and rather amazing) updates, offering more and smoother ways of testing and installing fonts. Scroll down to the news section for more details. As for our Rising Stars, they are certainly not of the “Less is More” persuasion. Each offers a huge choice of options beyond the basic functions of a font — more ornaments, more swashes and ligatures; or fancy shadows and dynamic fillings for multicolored layering. Finally, this month’s recent text fonts are also rather maximalist in their approach, offering up to eight weights and lots of extra features.

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Visualiser et sonoriser le changement climatique polaire - Sircome

Visualiser et sonoriser le changement climatique polaire - Sircome | Inspiring Typography | Scoop.it

Polar Seeds est à la fois un projet de recherche scientifique et une expérimentation de visualisation, gamification et sonorisation des changements climatiques polaires

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