The best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory
Type reviews, books, commentary
Some important info now that browsers are getting more advanced and supporting OpenType features.
Today we’re changing our name from Typekit to Adobe Fonts, with the goal of incorporating our service more fully into Creative Cloud and reaching the broader Adobe audience in new ways.
That means we’ll be posting over on the Adobe blog network from here on out. For news and updates (and the full story about what’s changing today), please visit the Typography channel.
While it won’t see any more updates, this blog will continue to live here as a reference. We’re already thinking about new ways to showcase the unusually concentrated expertise in web fonts and typography that we have here on the team. You’ll see a lot of it emerging in the Typography channel as we continue to add fonts to the library and build new tools for using type intelligently in Adobe applications.
We’re excited about what’s ahead. Whether you’ve just found this blog or have been subscribed for years, thank you for reading. Keep up with our new Twitter handle @AdobeFonts, and we hope to see you over in our new digs.
Hard to believe we’re nearly halfway through October. We’ve got a lot of updates for you this month, many of which you’ll hear about next week at Adobe’s annual MAX conference. Let’s kick it off with a look at what we’ve added to the library recently.
This week’s news comes from two of our foundry partners, Typofonderie and Underware. Both have just made their full collections available for desktop use in addition to web — that’s right, no more web-only fonts from these two!
The collection from Typofonderie is full of winning options for all sorts of design needs. Now that all their fonts are available in more places, this cheat sheet might come in handy.
The Underware collection includes several outstanding and unique options that can make for unforgettable signage.
From the UK to Spain to New York to San Francisco, we’re happy to support a handful of get togethers of font-loving folk this month.
ATypI 2018 kicks off today, bringing its annual assortment of workshops, talks and symposiums to Antwerp. Find our own Frank Greißhammer on the Type toolmakers panel early on Wednesday. Later that morning Vinod Balakrishnan, our colleague on the Photoshop team, presents Evolution of digital typographic needs. Catch Frank at 9:25 am and Vinod at 11:40 am.
We’re also supporting the closing party on Saturday evening. Please join us there and hear some remarks from Frank and Taro Yamamoto around 10 pm.
TypeThursday adds its second European chapter this month, when Barcelona launches on September 20th.
Looking for a type event in a different city? Additional evenings of socializing and type crit continue in:
Will you be joining in? Let us know, and see you soon!
In general, Typekit's blog is a great resource for web typography info.
The first post in a seven-post series about the technical aspects of type rendering on the web. Really great read.
This one's geared more towards screen typography, but is still useful to know.
Now that you know how @font-face works, learn how to implement it really well.
A collection of some of the good families available on Google Web Fonts.
Useful in learning about the transition from non-web to web typography.
A place for experiments, advancements, and the best practices in typesetting web text.