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Fresh Font Friday from Font Meme

A sampling of new and fresh fonts from Font Meme, an awesome online resource for free fonts. There are many, many more—four pages’ worth!—at Madelyn – Handwritten Script Font by Fontfabric Saros – Free Slab Serif Font Sonder – Free Vintage Sans & Serif Font Beyno – Free Display Font Roska – Free Rounded Stencil […]

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Font Technologies Font Friday

This article, from, explicates the concept of parametric fonts. The concept has been around for 40+ years but it has novel applications in web type design. How Font Technologies Will Improve the Web PARAMETRIC FONTS (original article) Parametric fonts are an old idea that seems to be revisited regularly by people from different backgrounds. […]

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Freaky, Frightening, Fantastic Font Friday

A fun look at “scary” typography in the pop-culture occult over the last 125 years or so: Ouija boards, comic books, TV shows, and movies. Original article is here. SPOOKY, KOOKY TYPOGRAPHY By Angela Riechers There’s serious occult, and then there’s pop-culture occult. Pop occult is both scary and approachable, fun spiced with danger and excitement. And from […]

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Font-Pairs Font Friday

Here are five font generator sites with added special sauce: pairings of fonts. (Not to be confused with my earlier bog post Four or Five Fonts Friday, which suggested techniques for  creating harmonious larger font groupings.)  ByPeople has created 50 Google Font pairings. Each pair is shown in a layout—truly a labor of love. You can go to […]

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Grand Theft Auto and The Price Is Right logos

F-in’ Hilarious Font Friday

Did you know that Grand Theft Auto and The Price is Right use the same typeface? Totally awesome. It’s Pricedown Black (see below) from font house Typodermic. I discovered this using WhatTheFont, a great online tool that helps you find out what typeface a particular type sample uses. You upload an image, ascertain which characters it […]

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FontStruct ‘Arabic Pixel’ Font Friday

Via online font-building tool FontStruct comes this ingenious pixelcraft from game designer Alex Clay, who is localizing video games in Arabic. (See my post Create-a-Font Friday for a list of paid and free font creation software.) Previously, a lot of effort has gone into hacking code to get Arabic text, especially punctuation and positioning, to appear […]

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Muller Narrow type sample

Fontfabric Font Friday is a fantastic resource for loads of imaginative, classic-ish (and free!) fonts. I say classic-ISH because the kerning of many of the stalwarts of type design—the Garamonds, Akzidenz Grotesks, and Avenirs—is correct and appropriate only in paid versions. Paid providers also have the most trendy, cutting-edge fonts. Here are several recent Fontfabric examples, but there are […]

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Feline Fabric Font Friday

Feline Fabric Font Friday

This charming fabric of acrobatic kitties was created by designer Elena Naylor and is available by the yard at Spoonflower, a great print-on-demand fabric company. Spoonflower has a wide range of fabrics available, from chiffon to heavy cotton twill to lycra (full list below). I reference them in my post How to Make a Tea Cozy […]

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Dwiggins hand-drawing letters

Forgotten Font Friday

A lovely type-related article from Atlas Obscura, chroniclers of the strange and wonderful. The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today. By CARA GIAIMO for Atlas Obscura (more…)

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