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Category Archives: typography

I’m normally not an advocate for free fonts. The inherint kerning is usually terrible and weights are, to put it lightly, god awful. However, fontsquirrel.com (as recommended by Sir Christopher Bradley) proved me wrong for the most part. The site is slam packed with gems and without fail the ugliest of ugly also reside here. So, download with discretion newby’s.

As a rule of thumb, you do get what you paid for.

*May I suggest the immediate download of Museo and Collaborate. I’ve been looking for a reason to buy interstate and I may be able to hold off a bit longer.

What the font? is usually my go to url when I need help on identifying a type face. When it lets me down, I turn to you guys. Anybody out there got any clues on these two typefaces.

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Snagged from Cultivator Ads.

Smash Magazine just unloaded a set of vintage typographic marvels for your delight.

One of my favorites on the list:

This week’s font is another little gem from Hoefler & Frere-Jones: ARCHER

“Sweet but not saccharine, earnest but not grave, Archer is designed to hit just the right notes of forthrightness, credibility, and charm.”

Also, for typography students, read up on the use of thin and hairline fonts in the section entitled “Can You Ever Be Too Thin?”  I wish I had seen this earlier.