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Avoid Typography Mistakes With This Checklist

You Can Avoid These Typography Mistakes Avoiding typography mistakes takes a keen eye, a deft hand, and plenty of patience. However, being precise need not be overwhelming. Brushing up on your typography fundamentals and utilizing a typographic checklist will help ensure that your typesetting is both…

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How To Build Your Type Library

I’m frequently asked by aspiring designers and students alike about the best way to build a type library. With the evergrowing number of font resources – from the small, independent foundries to the mega font resellers and everything inbetween – the task can be overwhelming!…

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A Bodoni Is A Bodoni Is A Bodoni…Right?

Bodoni is Bodoni is Bodoni – right? Not necessarily. There are several reasons why your version of a font might be different from someone else’s, or even another of your own fonts. Understanding this occasional and somewhat bewildering occurrence will help head-off potential problems later…

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How Much Do Fonts Matter, Really? (Hint: A Lot)

Confession: I am a font snob. I agonize over font choices when others claim they can’t even really tell the difference. If you are reading this, you probably call on your inner font-­snob from time to time. And if you’re like me,­­ you rationalize the…