Fontstand is a new service + Mac OS X app that introduces a new way to license desktop fonts. Even though 99% of my work is web-based, Fontstand immediately appeals to me. Too many times have I purchased a… read more
I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Simonson’s TypeCon2014 talk on the Romance of Offset. In it, he shares his earliest work as a graphic designer doing paste ups for his Mad-Magazine-esque school paper. You can watch the talk on Vimeo here.
While preparing for my Ampersand Conference talk, I decided to learn more about how to use OpenType features on the web. I was delighted to find this online demo/sandbox built by the conference organizer himself, Richard Rutter: To… read more
I love what Gerry Leonidas says in his Ampersand Conference talk (at about 29:30) about making better use of stuff like Markdown to create a more browser-centric set of tools. We use so many apps for slides, spreadsheets,… read more
As a general rule I gravitate towards larger type not only for relative readability, but also to help with touch targets. Yesterday, Matt Griffin from Bearded posted on the desire to, at times, use a base font-size that’s… read more
I can remember listening to Elliot Jay Stocks speak about all that went into getting 8Faces magazine up and running at Brooklyn Beta 2010. I’d bet that the dedication and courage he demonstrated in embarking on such a… read more