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ScreenFonts – April 2016

April 29, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for They Will Have to Kill Us First, Knight of Cups, Camino, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Eye in The Sky, The Preppie Connection, Krisha, Too Late, Marguerite, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and They’re Watching.

Letternews: Five New Foundries

April 27, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Some introductions are in order after inviting these, our latest foundries to FontShop. Get a good look at their libraries, or start here with a peek at what each is up to.

Paring down webfonts in FF Subsetter

April 26, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

When hosting your own webfonts, reducing their number and size to only what you need can make a huge difference in your site’s performance. In fact, depending on how your site is set up, webfonts can even go so far as to block the browser’s page rendering process—meaning that until they’re completely finished downloading, no text is displayed at all.

Adventures in Space: Tracking

April 25, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Two typographic terms that are frequently confused with each other are kerning and tracking. This is understandable – they both mean adding or subtracting space between characters. Yet there is a big difference. Kerning is adding or subtracting space between two individual characters, to correct the spacing in problematic character pairs, as seen in the previous episodes Adventures in Space: Spacing and Kerning. Tracking however is the name for altering the spacing in a sequence of characters.

Letternews: Featured Free Fonts

April 20, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

The good stuff will cost you. Though some of our foundries offer single weights of their best type­faces at no charge, transferring some of the designs’ potential future value to you, here in the present. All set?