This blog post is a re-publication of an original article by Dave Crossland, submitted to Libre Graphics Magazine for Issue #0. “Why make new fonts?” is the most common question I am asked since I set off to become a typeface designer. When I mention I did a Masters degree in the subject, at the [...]
Monthly Archives: July 2011
This blog post is a re-publication of an original article by Dave Crossland, submitted to Libre Graphics Magazine for Volume 1 Issue #2. Copyleft has a scary reputation among business people who do not yet understand it. Copyright is about what restrictions and freedoms you have to use and redistribute a work. Copyleft is a [...]
This blog post is a re-publication of an original article by Dave Crossland, submitted to Libre Graphics Magazine for Volume 1 Issue #1. Fonts are essential to the design of every web page, and true web fonts are about to bring the typographic sophistication of print to the web in force. It’s taken a while. [...]
Lila Pagola writes on the UF Argentina 2011 mailing list: ¿cómo están, en el post-understanding fonts? Algunos de ustedes ya saben, pero varios creo que no y este es un lugar importante para contarles (y contar con uds!) Hemos iniciado hace pocos días nomás, la lista Gráfica libre argentina: https://listas.usla.org.ar/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/grafica-libre gracias a los amigos de [...]
Today we publish a simple font testing tool – using Firefox 4+, drag and drop a font file from your desktop into the browser and see how it renders at various sizes! http://understandingfonts.com/2011/fonttest/ This is a remix of Ryan Seddon’s excellent font dragr (published as libre software under the MIT License.)
I often recommend a few books about typography, typeface design and font engineering during my workshops and lectures. Here are these lists: Type Design: While You’re Reading – Unger, Gerard. Mark Batty, 2007 Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now – Smeijers, Fred. Hyphen Press, 1996 Anatomy of a Typeface – Lawson, [...]
Dave and Felipe presented ‘Freeing Fonts For Fun and Project’ today at the FISL in Porto Alegre, Brasil. The HTML slides are available and the video will be posted here when it is available.