17th Annual Fonts Surf

The fonts surf is one of the things we really look forward to -- yet this year it's very different from before. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost not worth the surf. Yet there is a huge new wave of talent ... typographers coming out of the woodwork! * Can you identify these Old Style typestyles? * Chalk Typography * More negative space Logos * the awesome ABC3D Book, and more -- continuing through October ... August 30, 2011

The World's Most Hated Fonts

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are some fonts that have built up a negative reputation among graphic designers, sometimes for aesthetic reasons, but often for reasons of misuse ... lets take a look at these poor five fonts August 29, 2011

Design inspiration : Typography in space

This edition of Typography inspiration includes a look at typography that occupies and defines space -- type with substance and form. These works represent an incredible amount of skill and pure sweat equity. Your tour will take you to the studios of these highly gifted graphic designers and illustrators ... Leonard Clagett, Serial Cut Imagemakers, Yulia Brodskaya, Grant Tucker, Theo Aartsma, Tyler Lafreniere, and Nik Ainley! Enjoy August 26, 2011

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

Typography that grows

At some point, we have to draw the line between typography and lettering ... and pure artistic endeavors which mimic letters or letter forms. All of these wonderful pieces were selected because they carry the notion of using typography or lettering in a natural "growing" environment and provide a delightful visual treat. September 17, 2010

Font comments from DTG Readers

Each year we ask for readers' comments, discoveries, reflections, inspiration and views on type, fonts and typography. These two shining submissions grabbed our attention and we just had to pass them along to you. (Plus they win prizes for sending their thoughts!) August 31, 2010

Typography to excite the senses

Welcome to the 16th Annual Fonts Festival ... come and discover new talent and amazing design work appearing around the world -- new typography works that take the art to a new level. This is the first in an upcoming series of field trips we'll be taking over the weeks to come. Sit back and enjoy... August 31, 2010

16th Annual Fonts Gallery

This year's "History of Typography" includes over 200 links to classic and notable fonts, designers, foundries, letter styles, in all classifications and origin. This is a pictorial romp through 68 of the most recommended, and loved type faces of all times. Hope you enjoy the trip! August 28, 2010

Type is more than letters

When is typography more than just letters, fonts and faces? When it's used in the illustration process as bendable, foldable, curvable, and moldable. These are superb examples of typographic illustration December 29, 2009

October Surf's Up for Fonts

It's October again and our annual fonts surf continues with more typographic discoveries including A Charming Font, and a special Halloween font from Graham Meade; some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thanks to Neale Davidson, new Ambigrams; the logo for a community website called Typedia; and a glowing love for the ampersand! September 29, 2009