The Surf Goes On : Web Fonts, Font Deck, and Sewing Type

by Fred Showker

19th Annual Fonts Festival Almost at the end of thise year's surf, I find one of my all-time favorites, Margaret Cusack! But that's not all, and we've got even more type, fonts, lettering, calligraphy and cool typography stuff coming your way! Here, check out these :
* Typography in Thread : Margaret Cusack
* Font Deck : one solution for fonts online
* Excellent pieces on Web Fonts
* Five simple steps to better typography
... and more:

Excellent pieces on Web Fonts

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

GoodWebFonts.com started in early 2010 as a resource for my web typog ra phy students. The quick est way to con nect them with good web fonts was to think "free." Google web fonts wasn't up and run ning yet, so all fonts tested were from fontsquirrel.com.
      Times have changed. The num ber of fonts avail able at google web fonts seems to grow every day, and type kit offers a wide range of fonts for a rea son able yearly sub scrip tion plan.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : GoodWebFonts.com
click here for another view point See Puking web fonts

Font Deck : one solution for fonts online

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

Maintain your distinct brand online without resorting to time-consuming hacks. Use real text with professional typefaces optimised for the web.
      The web is built upon real text. It’s easier to use than Flash or image replacement techniques, can be infinitely scaled, translated, read aloud and is more readily Googled.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : fontdeck.com
click here for another view point See another view

Typography in Thread : Margaret Cusack

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

Margaret Cusack creates stitched illustrations (using needle and thread) for commercial clients.
      Yes, this is stitched artwork, made the old-fashioned way, with needle and thread.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.margaretcusack.com/
click here for another view point See we love margaret cusack

Five simple steps to better typography

Mark Boulton writes :
      Typography, I find, is still a bit of mystery to a lot of designers. The kind of typography I’m talking about is not your typical “What font should I use” typography but rather your “knowing your hanging punctuation from your em-dash” typography. Call me a little bit purist but this bothers me. So, in an attempt to spread the word here’s the first of five simple steps to better typography. To kick it off, part one is about the Measure.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Mark Boulton Design
click here for another view point Seriously folks, Mark didn't tell us anything that wasn't already plastered all over the web, and in the text books for a half-century ... have fun : Pig out on these


That just about wraps up our surf for this year's 19th Annual Fall Fonts Fest ... hope you really enjoyed it . . .
GO CONTINUE: with past fonts festival goodies ... (or previously)

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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