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Gill Sans alternatives

There’s really no need to use Gill Sans anymore. Even if you think you have to, you may get away with one of these alternatives. My favourite is Dover Sans by Robin Mientjes Other humanist sans-serifs in a similar vein: Agenda, Greg Thompson, Font Bureau / Type Network Apres, David Berlow, Font Bureau / Type […]
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Students and font licenses

Below, a comment from a Typedrawers discussion from last year that sparked my list of educational discounts for fonts. Recently, a friend who will take a new teaching position in the fall, asked my advice about classroom licenses and purchasing font collections, so perhaps this note is of help to more people here, too.    I teach undergraduate […]
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On Responsive Typography

The idea of responsive web design and layout – as it was discussed in the past two years, e.g. by Ethan Marcotte – is to have a set of specifications that adjust to the requirements of a device, resulting in different layouts on different devices. The idea of responsive typography – as it was discussed […]
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Font-Shopping Continues

In case someone actually still wants to buy fonts this year I better hurry up with my report. Alright, what more did I buy? . Okay Type: They (Jackson and his cat) have some really super fonts in the making, but only Alright Sans is ready for licensing yet. I had kept track of this interesting […]
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Font Shopping (Part I)

Last week I found myself faced with the rare and luxurious task to spend quite some money, quickly, and on something typography related. I guess I’m not alone with this end-of-year-business-expence problem, so instead of a list with cool things in type 2010 I want to share my shopping experiences here. As kind of a […]
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Who is Gando?

Anyone in need of a topic for a typeface revival? Today in the mail: a type card by Eckehart SchumacherGebler featuring a rare Didone (together with a real one, the Pierre Didot by himself and Vibert). The Roman and Italic were acquired by Offizin Haag-Drugulin of Leipzig in 1868 from the tradition-rich printer Tauchnitz, who, back then, […]
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