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Preparing for virtual reality typography

A few weeks ago, we opened the door to virtual and augmented reality through the work of futurist designer Andrew Johnson. In this interview, he describes typography’s important role in AR/VR, the evolution of digital type, and why designers need…

Our video series on variable fonts

We’ve learned about how variables can push the reading experience, improve accessibility and readability, and redefine brands. These four videos from the online conference distill the promise of variable fonts.

An interview with Richard Lipton

In this video interview, Richard Lipton shares advice gleaned from his storied career. From stitching together a self-education in type design to teaching the subject at RISD and from almost becoming a photographer to starting Lipton Letter Design, Richard…

Variable font questions: Answered.

At the conclusion of our recent webinar on variable fonts, the speakers launched into a discussion sparked by audience questions. Dan Rhatigan moderated the discussion, which touched on everything from VF’s practical limits to making animations with VF.

Thinstroke’s latest is made to be seen

DiSpigna Ultra is the epitome of heavy and refined, with curves and contrast perfect for headlines, logotypes, and posters.

Looking ahead with variable fonts

Last year, we spoke with web, graphic, and brand designers about the tools and fonts they use and what kinds of work they want to be creating in a few years (or a few months) time. One of the biggest…

VF in AR and VR: More than acronyms

Variable fonts introduce new possibilities with web, print, and identity design today, but what about tomorrow? With all the recent talk about the “metaverse,” how will type (and designers) adapt to our changing landscape? Andrew Johnson’s typographic experiments might give…

A fiery entrance for Blaze Type

Founded in 2016 by Matthieu Salvaggio, Blaze Type’s mythically-inspired typefaces have become powerhouses in the high-end and European scenes. Now, the Lyon-based foundry joins Type Network. We sat down with Salvaggio to learn about his typefaces’ pagan origins, the foundry’s…

Anything you can do: Branding with variable fonts

From newspapers to ecommerce platforms, more companies are rebranding with variable fonts. This quick survey of recent identity projects reveals why.

Five ways to say it loudly

After looking at five excellent display faces two weeks ago, we received a flood of requests for more gems from that side of our library. In an effort to give the people what they want, here’s another foray into display.

Typetanic sets sail on TN

Founded in 2013 by Gregory Shutters, Typetanic has produced some of the past-decade’s most intriguing historical typefaces. Now, the Chicago-based foundry is joining Type Network. We sat down with Shutters to discuss how he started in type, where he finds…

Using variable fonts on the web

Over the past 5 weeks, we’ve learned what variable fonts are, where they’re going, how they’re being used by Rhode Island and Google, and how to fix the issues with web typography. Now, we’re turning our attention to action: How…