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Sign up for the newsletterI send out a brief newsletter bringing you web typography tips (both design and technical) and occasional news about developments in web type (like browser support and news from the W3C), and my upcoming talks, podcasts, and workshops. I’m including the tips here as an archive, but if you want it in your inbox along with the news and whatnot, learn more and see the archive on the Newsletter page, or  you can sign up directly here.

Image of the titles and acts in the poster

Skewed, rotated, and styled

Friday, 27 March, 2020

Once again this week there were a few different threads coming together to inspire this issue. I’m continuing to explore amazing examples of graphic design in the form of publication covers and posters, and focusing on how we can achieve...

Text set with overlaid color and outlines

Outlines and overprints

Monday, 16 March, 2020

A few things coalesced to inspire the issue this week, and they bring us back to exploring some beautiful cover designs dating from the early 1960’s. I recently picked up Impact 1.0 and Impact 2.0 from Unit Editions, each filled...

Text overlay and knockout demo

Figure/ground composition with text, image, and color

Saturday, 29 February, 2020

This week we’re going to dig in to more text effects. In keeping with the idea of exploring more editorial design without requiring lots of custom code, this issue’s experiment could certainly be set up in a content management system...

Fancy numbers next to content blocks to show reading order

Conjuring up a better numbered list

Friday, 22 November, 2019

One thing I’ve ended up doing on several projects lately—including my own site—is to style ordered (and unordered) lists with a slightly different approach than in the past. It’s always been frustrating that by default you can’t style the numbers...

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...

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