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23/02/2012 Comments Off

Time to get serious with your typesetting skills ;) Let’s first have a look back at some basics and then the @ font-face rule. Please take the time to read the post carefully and follow up on any links. It’s important reading ;)

➜ read ‘typography for the web’

For the ❤ of type, a post from eyelearn, copied here for easy access. The following links are meant to teach you about setting beautiful type as well as inspire you :)

challenge yourself!


font tools

web fonts

  • Google web fonts – open source fonts
  • font deck – licensed web font service, per domain, via CSS
    (independent, founded by Jon Tan and Richard Rutter, sponsored by Clearleft and OmniTI)
  • typekit – licensed via account type (amount of domains/fonts), via JS
    (independent started by several designers (Jeffrey Veen, Jason Santa Maria, Tim Brown and more), acquired by Adobe Systems Incorporated in 2011)


Erik Spiekermann

Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades.

Next to founding MetaDesign and FontShop, the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts, and designing more instant classic typefaces than any other, he has been recognized as an outstanding expert internationally as a lecturer and professor.

Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture in our latest Gestalten.tv video and you will easily realize why. Before heading to new visionary pastures, the bike enthusiast will make a short stop to receive the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in February.

Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv


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