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Fonts, Wonderful Fonts

Today, on Episode 12 of The Edge of Innovation, we look at the history of typography and the effect of changing technology on graphic design.

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The Art Of Mixing Typefaces Google Fonts Edition

Google Fonts contains hundreds of free, open-source fonts and although they’re primarily optimized for the web, they’re equally great for use in print projects. While many of the fonts aren’t the most visually attractive (honestly, you’d probably be better off using Comic Sans in some cases!), there are some absolute gems and in particular, some of the more popular additions are exceptionally well designed. When used correctly, these fonts can breathe a whole new lease of life into a previously dull and uninspiring project. For most designers, spotting a great font that is perfectly suited to a particular project is easily done; the difficulty lies in combining multiple typefaces that look great alongside each other. This can also be an extremely time-consuming process and …

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The Art Of Mixing Typefaces Google Fonts Edition

Designers Explain Why Apple’s New OS X Typeface Is a Strange Choice

It was one of the more subtle changes showcased during yesterday’s WWDC keynote: Apple finally ditched its OS typeface Lucida Grande to use Helvetica Neue across the board. Now, at least the OS and iOS systems match. But is Helvetica, which is basically unreadable at small sizes, really a better choice? The slim, unfussy Helvetica Neue is a spot-on pick for the new OS design in several ways: It is clean and uncomplicated, which aligns perfectly with the quest for flatness that pervades the new interface and icons. And it is a typeface that certainly imbues sophistication and timelessness upon its content, it’s a classic font, historically embraced by designers, that has been around for decades. It’s pretty! The Future of Apple Design Is Hidden Inside…

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Designers Explain Why Apple’s New OS X Typeface Is a Strange Choice

Prototypo Will Let Anyone Design Original Fonts

By Melissa Goldin2014-05-05

Get outta here, Comic Sans, and take Papyrus with you. A new open-source, online typeface editor wants to streamline how we design fonts, a process that is otherwise typically tedious and repetitive. Prototypo will let anyone design an entire font system all at once. For professionals this means a less time-consuming process than working letter-by-letter and for beginners it means a way to create something original without having a lot of expertise or running into legal issues by modifying existing fonts. “When I make a website I can go to a website like Google Fonts … but they’re very basic and I still have to browse,” Prototypo co-founder Louis-Rémi Babé told Mashable. “Instead I could…

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Prototypo Will Let Anyone Design Original Fonts

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