For the beauty of writing
Fontsmith blog features an article about the right symbols in the right place: basics of orthotypography or how to use fonts to typeset texts beautifully.
Blatner’s three rules of design, production, and publishing
“I’d like to share with you several of my favorite timeless lessons I’ve learned over the years, in hopes that they’ll help you become more productive and do better work.” (more…)
Designing the letter Æ
The letter ‘Æ’ evolved from the Classical Latin diphthong ‘AE’. With its long history, there are multiple models for its design. Nevertheless, there are some aspects worth highlighting. Text by Frode Helland, Monokrom.
Has the internet killed curly quotes?
Web publications tend to favor straight quotation marks, a pragmatic approach to typography that old-school stylists can’t stand. An essay by Glenn Fleishman, The Atlantic.
Typewolf’s Flawless Typography Checklist is now available
Invest in your career as a designer – become a true typography expert and get guaranteed flawless typography on every design project. It’s the most comprehensive resource on typography available – online or in print. Developed by Jeremiah Shoaf.
Typography – Getting more from the grid
Explore how grids can enhance your designs, and why breaking the rules is sometimes for the best. By Gavin Ambrose, Creative Bloq.
Hilarious examples that show why letter spacing is important
An incorrect space – or the lack of an appropriate one – between words and letters can make or break even the most eloquent of texts. Via Bored Panda.
Cyrillic script variations and the importance of localisation
Not all Cyrillic languages use exactly the same characters as Russia – find out about the difference in this blog post by Krista Radoeva.
What are smart quotes & how should you use them?
You might or might not remember typewriters, but their use is responsible for many of the type crimes committed today. Text by Ilene Strizver.
Finely tuned typography: sweating the small stuff
Watch as Dan Rhatigan shows how to improve that final 5% of your typography with the help of OpenType features.