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My Type of Music – April 2016

April 14, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our irregularly published review of album sleeve design and typography looks at the artwork for recent releases by Boosie BadAzz, NZCA Lines, Rachel Platten, Villagers, Skunk Anansie, Anderson .Paak, The Anchoress, Lucinda Williams, Adrian Younge, and Alex Smoke.

Adventures in Space: Special Cases

April 06, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

After finishing Adventures in Space: Spacing and Kerning I realised I still had to address two special cases before I can move on to tracking in the next episode. The first one is when type is set on a curve, because the built-in spacing and kerning only works correctly in ‘normal’ setting, which is horizontal type on a straight baseline. The second one is that kerning doesn’t work between two letters of different fonts when combining two or more typefaces in a word.

How to Clear your Application Font Cache

March 24, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Fonts generally work as designed, but occasionally you get really odd behavior out of them. Especially when that unusual behavior is present in one of your design apps but not the others, it’s evidence that there’s an application font cache problem. It happened to me, and here’s how I fixed it.

ScreenFonts – March 2016

March 24, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for The Choice, The Pack, Southbound, The Witch: A New England Folktale, Regression, Fort Buchanan, Providence, Race, Mavis!, and a whole bunch of Nicholas Sparks movie adaptations.

Letternews: FontFont’s big update + Introductory offers

March 23, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

When the type department isn’t busy bringing another new family into the FontFont catalog, it’s busy putting polish on, expanding, and completing all the others. A little bit of everything in this latest update, FF71.