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While more and more Web design is being done in the browser, much of the initial prototyping is still handled within desktop design apps. This requires Web designers who are working with Web fonts to also acquire desktop versions of their fonts. It also put an onus on Web font providers such as Google and […]

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At Monotype, we believe that type is the foundation of good design and that this principle holds true whether you’re designing for the Web, print or any other medium. With the aim of providing the tools necessary to deliver great typography for all media, today we proudly unveil a major enhancement to our Fonts.com Web […]

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I’m pleased to announce a collection of typefaces specifically crafted for high-quality e-reading experiences, particularly for content displayed at smaller text sizes. Intended for Web and digital content publishers and device manufacturers, the suite offers some of the most widely used typefaces traditionally used for print that have been designed and tuned for ease of readability […]

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Many of the traits that are traditionally associated with Celtic and Irish Typography are actually vestiges of the ancient Insular script style, originated in Ireland over 1400 years ago. Insular scripts, which are identified by their unique letterforms, all-capital case setting and often-ornamented or flourished letters, heavily influenced the Gaelic and Irish handwriting and type […]

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For over four decades, Rod McDonald has held an impressive and multifaceted presence in the field of visual communication – graphic designer, type designer, writer and teacher, McDonald’s work has evolved from sign painting to photo lettering and into the arena of digital type design. One of McDonald’s most recent designs debuted in September of […]

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There are common themes that run through each of Erik Faulhaber’s typeface designs: breadth of family size, applicability to a wide range of uses, and a search for character perfection. His Generis design is a system of four compatible families of slab serif, serif, sans serif and a “simple” sans in the spirit of American […]

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Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for February 2013: Neue Helvetica Trade Gothic Helvetica Gill Sans Avenir Univers DIN Next Futura Avenir Next Neue Frutiger Frutiger Optima ITC Avant Garde Gothic Linotype Univers News Gothic Trade Gothic Next Century Gothic Monotype News Gothic Futura T Arial ITC Franklin […]

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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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