The study and practice of good typography has existed since the very beginning of the written word. Techniques have been developed, studied and honed for centuries by calligraphers, printers, type designers and graphic designers. There are libraries’ worth of books and articles on how type influences communication, perception, cognition and mood—and yet when the web came along, many designers experienced defeat. The first graphical web browsers emerged, and suddenly we couldn
If you’re paying attention to digital publishing for iOS, you know that Adobe’s recently released the Digital Publishing Suite in beta for InDesign. I spoke about this briefly last week. When I reviewed CS5 a million years ago, I was confused as to why inDesign seemed to have interactive capabilities (and remember, this was before Apple released either the iPad or iPhone 4, so digital publishing still seemed relegated to the web). Now it makes sense.
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Over the weekend, I grabbed a couple of beers with Jackson Cavanaugh and his better half, Evelyn Pollins, who’ve recently moved back to Chicago from Brooklyn, bringing Jackson’s Okay Type & Design with them. Of the many things we discussed, of particular interest was some light Jackson shed on a part of Font Bureau’s Web Type program I hadn’t heard about.
Like Typekit (and now, quite a few others), it allows embedding of your favorite typefaces directly into your HTML docum