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I first met Bill Dwiggins when I was quite young. I grew up in Hingham, Mass., and was one of the neighborhood kids who attended his marionette shows. Later on, I started dropping by Bill’s studio every now and again to watch him carve the marionettes. Today is Bill’s birthday. If he were still around, […]

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Our well-rounded typographic subscriptions just became more versatile. Starting today, our Professional and Master level Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions include FontExplorer X Pro – the acclaimed font management application that makes quick and easy work of finding and managing your fonts. If you’re wondering why a desktop font management application is included in a Web fonts […]

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Occurring over four days at the end of May, the Sasquatch! Music Festival features an eclectic lineup of musicians performing at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash. The festival’s site is a typographic delight. Utilizing colossal headlines and navigation elements all in the affable ultra weight of the ITC Kabel family, the site is reminiscent […]

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Ireland.com is the online presence of Tourism Ireland, an organization marketing the Emerald Isle as a premiere travel destination. The layout of the Ireland.com site is quite kinetic, with modular content blocks of varying size overlaid upon large, vibrant photographs. The site utilizes the Rockwell typeface family nearly exclusively; it’s employed not only for headlines, […]

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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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