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Seems like things on the Web are always getting faster. With customers demanding more speed and an increasing percentage of traffic coming from mobile devices, speed is paramount. Improvements can be made by reducing the size of data that is transferred or by improving the efficiency of a system’s processes. We’ve employed both of these […]

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Carl Crossgrove’s new Burlingame® family is a classic example of the subtlety type designers bring to typeface design. At first glance, Burlingame appears to be square sans design with understated humanistic overtones. A closer look, however, reveals myriad details that define the typeface. One of the primary goals behind the Burlingame design is legibility. “Overall […]

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Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for March 2014: Neue Helvetica Trade Gothic Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Frutiger Gill Sans Futura Helvetica Museo Sans Linotype Univers Museo Slab DIN Next Century Gothic Chaparral Klint ITC Avant Garde Gothic Eurostile LT Arial Rockwell Myriad Univers […]

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Here at Fonts.com we’re excited to kick off our Big Script Sale, a three-day promo event where you can save up to 80% on leading script typefaces. Running through Friday, we’ve got 60 script designs from a dozen leading foundries, so you’re sure to find a typeface that’s perfect for your next design project. 60 Great […]

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Fonts.com takes a fresh look at the Silica™ typeface this month. In its honor, we wanted to look back at the family’s typographic heritage. Slab serif, or Egyptian, typefaces first appeared in 1815, developed in response to the fledging advertising industry’s appetite for heavy, attention-getting alphabets. Slab serif designs were intended to be display typefaces […]

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Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for February 2014: Trade Gothic Avenir Next Neue Helvetica Univers Proxima Nova Avenir Gill Sans Frutiger Futura Helvetica Museo Sans Linotype Univers Museo Slab DIN Next Century Gothic Klint Chaparral ITC Avant Garde Gothic Myriad Rockwell Arial ITC Legacy […]

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Mike Parker passed away earlier this week. For decades, Mike was instrumental in building the type community we enjoy today. Under Mike’s leadership as Director of Type Development at Linotype in late 1950s into the early 1980s, over 1,000 typefaces were added to the Linotype Typeface Library – at a time when creating new typefaces […]

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Lately it seems that every new typeface release is either a sans serif or a script. What has become of the stalwart, straightforward – or even quirky and delightfully fancy – serif typeface? Happily, the serif’s back in town. Take a look at Jovica Veljović’s Agmena™ typeface family. The design – first announced a little over […]

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Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for January 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Gill Sans Frutiger Futura Helvetica Linotype Univers Museo Sans Museo Slab DIN Next Century Gothic Klint Bree Chaparral Myriad Rockwell ITC Avant Garde Gothic Arial Univers […]

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Stefan Claudius designs type, but this has not been his only profession. “Type design is currently my main occupation,” he says, “but I have spent more time as a typographer and graphic designer.” Claudius also teaches typography and typeface design at several German colleges and design schools. “Teaching has considerably broadened my horizons,” he continues. […]

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