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Our Fonts.com Web Fonts service has always provided great typefaces. Now it’s even easier to create great typography – thanks to the addition of the Typecast  design tool. Subscribe or upgrade to a Professional subscription now. New Professional subscriptions from $40/month Excellent news: We’ve redefined our Professional subscriptions to make them more affordable, plus we’re […]

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Italics are the aristocrats of type: elegant, beautiful, and dignified. Their history can be traced back to a time before there were fonts of type, when only scribes and the most educated communicated with the written word. Traditional typographic history would have us believe that italic types were invented by Aldus Manutius in the late […]

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Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for January 2013: Neue Helvetica Helvetica Avenir Gill Sans Trade Gothic Univers Futura DIN Next Neue Frutiger Avenir Next Frutiger Linotype Univers ITC Avant Garde Gothic Optima PMN Caecilia Trade Gothic Next Century Gothic News Gothic Arial Monotype News Gothic Neo Sans […]

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Last week we announced the availability of a technology that allows Web designers to use OpenType features more easily and reliably. The technology which is incorporated into our Fonts.com Web Fonts service ensures that OpenType features such as ligatures, fractions and alternate characters are rendered, even when a visitor’s browser does not inherently support OpenType […]

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With over 20 million active users, Spotify is an emerging leader in the field of streaming music services. With a robust collection of companion apps available, Spotify music can also be accessed through a litany of digital devices — from computers, to smartphones, to tablets. The Spotify website features utilizes Linotype’s Neue Helvetica typeface family […]

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The fact that all major Web browsers now support Web fonts is of course a great step forward for typography on the Web. However, not all Web browsers support the ability to use advanced typographic  features that are part of OpenType fonts, such as standard and discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, small caps, fractions, swashes  and […]

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Fonts.com serves a global audience. As such, we feel it’s important that our website ‘speaks’ more than just English. Today, you may have noticed the addition of two new languages to Fonts.com: German and Japanese. Both are among the most commonly spoken languages of our customer base and represent two of our fastest growing customer […]

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Rounded sans serif typefaces carry the authority and clarity of typical sans – and add a sense of approachability. They are not “cute” – but they are amiable. Rounded sans also maintain all the legibility of their more traditionally designed brethren while being more personable. Sans serif typefaces have been the mainstay for branding, signage, […]

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Today, we are excited to commercially release SkyFonts – the first of its kind font rental service. As we say goodbye to a beta period that spanned more than 3 months and provided us with invaluable insight into your interests surrounding a new way of discovering and using fonts, we welcome a handful of new […]

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Founded in Southern California nearly four decades ago, Mongoose is a recognized authority in the biking world. With an extensive collection of rugged mountain, BMX, and street bikes in their product line, it’s fitting that the company’s website is indeed peppered with a distinctly kinetic and visceral visual spirit. Bold, prominent typography contrasts seamlessly with imagery […]

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