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The Italic Design Process

Italic typefaces are an integral part of the Latin script typographic culture. Since the first italic type appeared in 1501, the style has been adopted to indicate both linguistic and typographic differentiation that the italic phrase or passage is different from other text. Within 100 years, the association between roman and italic was firmly established.… Continue reading The Italic Design Process

Open and collaborative font design in a web fonts world

Victor Gaultney leads a discussion panel about open or collaborative font projects. From the 2013 ATypI conference in Amsterdam. “Over the last eight years, the number of open or collaborative font projects has gone from a small handful to over 600, and even major foundries such as Adobe are releasing fonts under open licenses. What… Continue reading Open and collaborative font design in a web fonts world