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Guillermo font

Creating a collection of typefaces based on the handwriting of homeless people.

Typeface combinations used in design books

Thinking with Type

Look for typefaces designed by the same designer or created during the same era.

From the reader #25


Deiter Steffmann’s type collection of Blackletter is free to download.

The Geometry of Type

The Geometry of Type

An intricate look at the construction of 100 traditional and modern typefaces.

The ubiquity of Helvetica

Subway signage Helvetica

Good design is unobtrusive and long lasting. That’s Helvetica.

From the reader #21

Italy flag from food

National flags made from each country’s traditional foods, by WHYBIN \ TBWA.

Banknotes for the visually impaired

Canadian banknote

Only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and colour in all their denominations.

Fontfabric free fonts

The Kabel font

I like the look of some of these free fonts.


WORDS font

Two Three free fonts as alternatives to Lorem Ipsum.

Idler, a modular typeface family by Lamesville

Idler typeface

Idler is an all caps, modular display typeface family for big, bold lettering.

Tien-Min Liao’s handmade type

Handmade type

This is a self-initiated typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.

From the reader #8

Dark Side of the Doritos

I love this Food Stuff Flickr set.

Blanch font family, free download

Blanch font family

The Blanch font file is available as a free download.

Kerning game

Kerning game

Sounds nerdy. Probably is. Fun, though!

Just My Type

Just My Type

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts is a light-hearted collection of stories aimed at non-designers.

San Serriffe

San Serriffe

San Serriffe — my next island destination.

Type foundries worth a look

wood type numbers

It’s always useful to have a collection of type foundries to call upon. Here are a few notable mentions.

Pairing typefaces in book design

Typeface characteristics

Choosing typefaces is one of the two most important choices you make when designing a book.

Arcano Type

Arcano Type

In a project a little reminiscent of Miles Newlyn’s work for Unilever, graphic designer Giuseppe Salerno of Valencia-based Resistenza spent the past four months producing Arcano Type.

This is the end

The End

A gallery of the end titles from Warner Bros. movies (1924-1967), collated by designer Christian Annyas. Mouse-over each image (there, not here) to reveal the movie.

Typography field guide

Erik Spiekermann quote

Quick mention for FontShop’s education page that includes useful typography PDFs.

HypeForType font giveaway

typewriter letter s

Online type foundry HypeForType has kindly agreed to give you a choice of typeface from its collection.

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print

A fascinating eight-minute look at Hatch Show Print, a 130 year-old working letterpress shop (established 1879) in Nashville, Tennessee.

The art of the title sequence

Catch Me If You Can title sequence

The title sequence for Catch Me If You Can, in particular, is one of my favourites, and here are a few others worthy of a mention.

30 inspiring Flickr groups on typography

your type

Inspiring typographical Flickr collections, for designers and type nuts. The following groups contain more than 50,000 images showcasing typography. Just about enough to quench your type desires.

The alphabet, but not as we know it…

alphabet light writing

The alphabet in light writing, found on Nir Tober’s Flickr page.

Helvetica NOW poster design contest

Helvetica poster design

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica™ typeface, Linotype™ invited designers worldwide to take part in the Helvetica NOW poster design contest.

Thirteen typefaces for graphic designers


You’ll find many graphic designers using the following thirteen.

Typography resources

Avenir font

A few typography resources, tips, tutorials, advice.

Typography tips for graphic design students


A week or two ago, London-based graphic designer Ben Terrett of Noisy Decent Graphics asked his readers this question: What basic typographic advice would you give a third year graphic design student?