Recent entries

Typography on the Web

The buzz about new developments in typography on the web is growing as various solutions to the problem of fine typography on the web are being released. One conversation I have been following is between Aaron Heth and Matt McInerny from Read Between the Leading.

Episode 24 featured an interview with type designer Jos Buivenga, designer of Museo and Calluna. Aaron and Matt talked with Jos about his background, his journey from designing free fonts to selling them through Exljbris, and his recent work with Martin Majoor.

This conversation has encouraged me to pick up a project I started 20 years ago. The idea was to produce a digital version of Herbert Bayer’s 1925 Universal typeface. As the years have passed, several designers have developed variations of Bayer’s work.

Developing Alternate Glyphs for OpenType Fonts

The League of Movable Type is championing the development of free, open source typography for use on the web. I have found their blog to be a good resource for font development, particularly the recent tutorial on How to add OpenType alternates in FontLab.