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Lettering is not type

Stephen Coles offers clear definitions for commonly abused terms and elaborates on the differences between type and lettering, a typographer and a type designer, and a typeface and a font.

Big Caslon

An expansion of Matthew Carter’s classic display serif into a three-weight family with striking italics and a host of flavorful features. Big Caslon Brochure

Input in use for the Feltron Annual Report

“It’s definitely the typeface I was searching for”: Nicholas Felton found Input to be the perfect choice for a hard-hitting presentation of raw data.

Input: fonts for code

Input is a flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code by David Jonathan Ross. It offers both monospaced and proportional fonts, all with a large range of widths, weights, and styles for rich code formatting.

Mike Parker tribute

A tribute to Mike Parker, whom Matthew Carter calls “a most unforgettable person.” ➝ Fontbureau.com/MikeParker

Big Moore

Matthew Carter restores the authenticity of Isaac Moore’s 18th-century display face, in a design meant to be used, well, Big.

Turnip: ready for harvest

Rustic but not unrefined, David Jonathan Ross’s Turnip can be planted in any ground, and still come up hardy, tasty, and readable.

ILT: Through thick and thin

DJR takes the thicks and thins of letters and turns them on their heads.

Miller & Interstate in MoMA’s collection

The Museum of Modern Art acknowledges type’s importance to the history of modern art and design.