Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.
When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design.
Creating great typeface combinations is an art, not a science. Indeed, the beauty of typography has no borders. While there are no absolute rules to follow, it is crucial that you understand and apply some best practices when combining fonts in a design.
This section is devoted to a template bundle which I developed for the typesetting system LaTeX. The first version of the template was released in early 2006. From the feedback and postcards I received so far, it seems to be in heavy use all over the world!
The quality of available free fonts has increased dramatically. To be frank, free fonts don’t have a good reputation, and often they are knock-offs of thoroughly crafted, already established typefaces. So is it time for professional designers to take a second look?
Wenn es ein Thema gibt, aufgrund dessen meine kleine Website immer noch jede Menge Besucher anzieht, so sind es die Auflistungen und Portraits kostenloser Schriften, die ich im Wesentlichen zwischen 2004 und 2006 veröffentlicht habe, inklusive einige Nachzügler in späteren Jahren.
R. Doubleday. MX Design Conference 2005 website, (Sep 23, 2005)Paper presented at the MX Design Conference 2005: Design Perspectives Envisioning design for the XXI century. October 26th, 27th, 28th, 2005.