150 Inspiring Typography & Hand Lettering

Welcome to the 2012 Fonts Festival! Hard to believe we've been doing this for eighteen (18) years, but it's true. In this lead article, I'll acquaint you with some of the goodies on deck this year, and get one initial piece of business out of the way! September 1, 2012

18th Annual Typography Surf TWO

Continued from our previous page, we're moving along to we see some new talent -- but also some rather revolutionary uses of type and typography . . .
* Typographic Logo Design: Twins
* McDonald's McFlurry: Bob
* Chupa Chups: Lollypops
* Seriously good sauce
* Killed Productions
... and more: August 30, 2012

Free Script Fonts

everyone needs a good script or two. You'll need something elegant, something fresh, something wild, something retro, and something grunge. While this is a good collection of scripts to start, we'll be uploading more and more during the festival. These are ready to download for free:
* Take me out to the ball game! Sedona Script
* PIA FRAUSS' Extraordinary Calligraphy Collection
* Learning Curve simplified monostroke script
* Scrips and more from Digital Graphic Labs
* Ballpark Weiner by Mickey Rossi
* CAC Champagne, 'Wedding Script'
* The King and Queen Font
* Quilline Thin
* Moody Boys
... and more: August 30, 2012

Michael Doret's Steinweiss Script

It's always a thrill to get a new font, and a major thrill to get one from Michael Doret. You might remember we spotlighted Michael's Metro Script five years ago for the 12th Fonts Fest. We are thrilled again this year with Michael's Steinweiss Script -- and it's been voted the 'official' font for the 17th annual fall fonts festival! September 15, 2011

PopChar shows your fonts right

PopChar has been around since almost the beginning of the Mac. Ergonis Software has done a swell job for frequent font users, and now had PopChar X 5.2, a new version for finding and inserting special characters. May 30, 2011

Font Preventive Maintenance

Smasher 2, brings Macintosh users automatic preventive font maintenance, previewing and font integrity verification. Smasher works unattended to eliminate corruption of font caches and temporary files so fonts always appear and print correctly. May 28, 2011

The Complete Manual of Typography

George Engel is back to the pages of DTG, with a little bit about type, fonts and typography with the newest edition of The Complete Manual of Typography December 14, 2010

Typographic Faces

Our typography tour now takes us to the stunning works of designers like Christopher Haines, Cris Wicks, Ben Heine, Nelly Furtado and others who have designed and created Typographic portraits -- contour art -- painting portraits with type, letters, and letterforms ... October 30, 2010

What the Font is WOFF?

Over the last nine months, there has been substantial developer interest in WOFF and, as a result, browsers have been adding and refining support for the technology since October 2009. October 13, 2010

Fonts with Attitude Too

Now, we continue along looking at just a select few of more than 800 new fonts included in the killer Ingram 829 fonts collection ... now we go from some calm traditional fonts to the absurd ... even a Halloween font for October! September 29, 2010