Upping Your Type Game by Jessica Hische

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We have always been type nerds, but Jessica Hische is clearly passionate about fonts. She believes that designers should not have a favourite font, but a favourite type designer. In her article about upping your type game she covers:

  • Does it come in a variety of weights?
  • Does it have a nice x-height?
  • Does it have a true italic?
  • Is it a typeface I’d want to hang out with?
  • Is it spaced well?
  • Does it have even color?
  • What width or widths do I need?
  • If it’s a sans, is there enough letter variety?

You can read the whole article where she covers each of these points in depth. There is info on where to buy and host web fonts. I especially like that she is not one of the zombie Helvetica fans out there. So, if you want some info on pairing type and improving your game a bit, check her out.

 I care, the nerds care, and that’s enough for me.

Here area small list of her favourite font houses, if you’d like to go shopping:

The full article is online here.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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