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Jesse Ragan & Carol Wahler — Designers on Designers

In their conversation, Jesse Ragan (XYZ Type) and Carol Wahler (Type Directors Club) speak about how they each got into type, where the name for Ragan and Ben Kiel’s foundry comes from, the importance of community within the type world,…

The influence of Adobe Originals

In 2016, when Type Network stepped out into the world, one of its first partners was Adobe. As an inaugural partner of Adobe’s now-retired Typekit Marketplace, Type Network formalized a relationship that eventually led not only to hundreds of Type…

“Readability doesn’t need to be dull.”

In 2016, when PampaType released Francisco Gálvez’s Chercán, it was an oasis of personality in a desert of generic sans serifs. Now, after expanding the family to include polytonic Greek and releasing it on Type Network, Chercán is ready to…

A good recipe mixes the finest ingredients

The most successful Adobe Originals typefaces have shown time and time again how versatile they can be, providing their users with readability and sophistication in projects from the mundane to the sublime. While many of these families have been created…

Rounding out the Dejanire series

Inspired by historical lettering and carrying forward Retype’s legacy of quality designs, Ramiro Espinoza’s latest releases compliment the popular Dejanire Headline and Dejanire Sans.

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…