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The Web Font Awards: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

by Johnathan Zsittnik

Last year we brought you the Web Font Awards — the design competition for sites using Web fonts. The competition received just under 200 submissions and culminated in a live ceremony at Future of Web Design New York where a panel of judges selected three winners. The competition provided our first glimpses of Web fonts in use and a preview of what the Web will look like tomorrow. Not even a year later, Web fonts have gone from an emerging technology to a critical design tool relied upon by major brands. We also see Web font adoption as a driving force behind a heightened typographic sensitivity on the part of today’s Web designers. Take a look at this video for a quick look back at the 2010 Web Font Awards and a peak of what’s to come from this empowering technology and the 2011 competition.

Web Font Awards Video

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.


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