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What is a WebFont

In the early days of the web, browsers were limited to a certain set of fonts. Even today, the list is short: Arial, Book Antique, Comic Sans, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Impact, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Times, Trebuchet and Verdana. Fortunately, the advent of WebFonts and their…


ParaType Offers A Myriad Of Design Possibilities

Originating in Moscow, Russia, as a part of ParaGraph International, the designers at ParaType have enjoyed a long history of multilingual type design and conversion. Years ago, typeface development in the Soviet Union took place only within a designated cadre belonging to Polygraphmash, a state research institute that held the largest collection of Cyrillic fonts…


Versatile, Beautiful Fonts From the Bottom of the World: Los Andes Type

In 2011, after founding the awesome LatinoType, Chile’s first digital foundry, Daniel Hernández, Miguel Hernández and Luciano Vergara decided to spin off a new studio in order to focus on simple, versatile typefaces designed for usability, rather than the more whimsical, “designerly” offerings of their first venture. Calling the new venture Los Andes Type, they…


What is a Humanist Typeface?

“Humanism” is generally understood as a stance that values the power of human beings over dogma or superstition. It follows that something labeled as humanist would reflect those values–that the human creation is paramount. However, while the word itself is certainly related, a “humanist” typeface is something very different. Rather than being named for the…


FontPath v2: The Best Way To Find Fonts Just Got Better

Last fall, YouWorkForThem introduced FontPath, our new technology to help you discover and sort fonts. It’s 100% code-based, real time font testing, instantly showing you the actual font data–no images anywhere–so it’s incredibly responsive, and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback from designers who are hailing it as their all-time favorite way to…


The Insanely Beautiful World Of Melanie McCabe

It’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane routines of modern life; we work, we eat, and we go to sleep, rarely pausing to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the world that surrounds us. Every now and again, we’ll meet someone who is living their most passionate life, someone who views the…


Metaphysical Vector Graphics By Colorpong

Based out of Hamburg, Germany, Colorpong is a stock vector agency that offers high quality vector graphics to designers. Where most agencies provide designers with standard line art, icons, and infographic templates, Colorpong stands entirely apart from the rest with their beautifully abstract concepts. Dataism is a hypnotizing collection of 28 vector artworks that evoke…


WebFonts: Bringing Variety and Style to the Written Web

In the early days of web design, there was a heavy reliance on “web safe fonts.” Web safe fonts are groups of typefaces that will display in a similar manner for just about every computer user. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana, and serif fonts like Georgia or Times New Roman were the typical…


The Coolest Photoshop Actions, as the Forefathers Intended

Forefathers was founded in 2011 by designer Jonden Jackson and developer Matt Hay; joined a year later by illustrator Emir Ayouni and a couple other freelancers who all lived thousands of miles away from each other. Despite the geographical distance between them, their goals remained simple: create progressive designs for great clients that they can…

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