Archive for Resources

Typophile’s News Aggregator

Here’s something worthy of a daily visit: Typophile’s News Aggregator pulls headlines from the best font sites on the web (and Fontleech) and puts them at your fingertips, all through the magic of RSS. Oh, man, what if you’re reading this post on Typophile? DID I JUST BLOW YOUR MIND?

Friday Link Dump

These Hebrew fonts look awesome, but they’re of no real use to this goy.

I think the name says it all: Pirates & Fonts.

This has to be the dumbest collection of fonts ever (possibly NSFW?).

Sorry for the dearth of updates lately. Stupid real life!

Font Selection Guide

No new foundry links today, but check out Cameron Moll’s article The Non-Typographer’s Guide to Practical Typeface Selection. Here’s his simple formula:

1. Make a list of those “familiar” typefaces that you trust.
2. Supplement that list with a list of “unfamiliar” typefaces.
3. Test each typeface at small and large sizes.
4. Test both caps and lowercase.

District Thin Phil’s Fonts has District Thin available for free download. GarageFonts sells the District family for $159, so this is a pretty sweet opportunity to get possibly the most useful typeface from that family for nothing! I discovered this font at Gerrit van Aaken’s, an excellent repository of essays on about a dozen high-quality free fonts. Oh, in German. For a slightly less indecipherable surfing experience, try translating it with Google.