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Text set in Oswald variable

What the web wants

Friday, 18 October, 2019

[Spoiler alert: it’s you, and your variable fonts]

I wrote a bit about this in my ATypI wrap-up, but felt this was important enough to revisit. While there are certainly reasons for type designers and foundries to be circumspect about...

Metropolitain sign in Paris

Learning typography: introduction & resources

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019

Type is the voice of our words—and typography sets the tone

I get asked every so often about where to start learning the basics of typography: what it is, how it works, terminology, and so on. I wrote a bit...

The ATypI stage

ATypI Tokyo: In-Variably interesting

Monday, 9 September, 2019

There’s no way to adequately sum up what a magical week this has been. A combination of a completely new place and cultural experience, reuniting with a community of friends I only see once or twice a year, and dozens...

Crazy variable axis examples

Variable fonts and quirky custom axes

Friday, 17 May, 2019

Now that we’ve covered the basics of what variable fonts are, how to implement them, and a bit more about what we can do with them to improve the reading experience, let’s focus on some fun. While the registered axes...

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Great Typography on the Web with Variable Fonts

From paper to pixel, metal to malleable New developments in fonts and the web allow us to practice better typography on screens than ever before. In some ways, even better than we can in print. Get an in-depth introduction to...
Workshop

Modern Typographic Systems with Variable Fonts

Modern developments one the web make it easier than ever to create robust, scalable, elegant typographic systems. Add variable fonts and things get really exciting. We’ll look at how to combine them all to create a whole new way to...
Talk

Panel Q&A

I’ll be leading the morning Q&A panel featuring Fiona Ross, Natasha Jen ( @ njenworks ), E Roon Kang ( @ eroonkang ), Ksenya Samarskaya ( @ samarskaya ), and Yotam Hadar ( @ Yotam )—bring your questions!
Talk
A full cup of coffee

What I bring to your table

Friday, 8 February, 2019

Or how hiring me will help make your product and your team better When I quit my agency job last June, one of the primary motivators was to try and refocus my own efforts on work that was both more...

Talking about Variable Fonts at TYPO Labs, photo courtesy of Peter Constable

2018: Purposeful iteration

Wednesday, 2 January, 2019

2018 was an interesting and exciting year. Not just for what happened, but for what didn’t. This is my own way of trying to capture some of those changes, why I made some of them, and what I hope to...

OpenType Font Features Guide

by Jason Pamental
Font features or variants refer to different glyphs or character styles contained within an OpenType font. These include things like ligatures (special glyphs that combine...
Mid-build at Fuller Moto in Atlanta

Georgia on my mind

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Seldom does serendipity smile so kindly—but I won’t question it. The chance to work with one of the top state digital service teams on typographic and design system refinement and integration is pretty special...

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