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

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Almost 50 years since it was first announced, the Helvetica Compressed suite of typefaces has been re-envisioned for digital use. Designed in 1966, by Matthew Carter, for phototypesetting, the three original typefaces have been immune to changing style or fads. The remarkable collection of designs continues to be used for advertising, packaging and other venues […]

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

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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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