Tag Archives: typography

21 Useful Font Utilities

Looking for the perfect font system for your design, compare different styles side-by-side, or embed non-”web-safe” typeface in the layout? There’s a web application for that.

Highlights include:

  • STC fontBROWSER – an online tool for browseing varoius fonts and viewing how your selected text looks with each.
  • WhatTheFont – upload any image with characters and instantly find the closest matches within their database
  • Typetester - compare different fonts for the screen, up to three at a time
  • Font Burner – replace text on your page with one of 1000 vector-based fonts with a simple block of code

Check out the entire list of 21 Typography and Font Web Apps You Can’t Live Without.

Ecofont: Less is More

What’s “Black and white and read GREEN all over?”

Spranq, a creative communications agency in the Netherlands taken the conservation movement to typography.

based on Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux

The theory behind the font face:

Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.