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By Holly Gerard / Posted 3.11.2014 / In Design, Design Process, Typography / 1 comment

Designers: have you worked on a web design and thought, “I wish there was an easier way to show the client the basics of the design before I dive fully in to this?”

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Go-to web fonts for all your designs brought to you by The META Q

Go-to web fonts for all your designs

By Holly Gerard / Posted 1.28.2014 / In Design, Design Process, Typography, Tips, Design Tips / 5 comments

I sometimes feel like I get stuck in a bit of a web-font rut. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing – in fact I feel like as long as you have a collection of favorites, keep using them until they start feeling a little stale to you. From my vault of fonts – here is a collection of my current favorites, in no particular order.

Major League Logos: a Look Into Baseball’s Branding brought to you by The META Q

Major League Logos: a Look Into Baseball’s Branding

By Holly Gerard / Posted 7.2.2013 / In Design, Logo/Identity, Typography / 2 comments

We’re right in the middle of baseball season and with the All-Star break coming up, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at the branding of Major League Baseball teams.

Hand lettering: backlash or back-to-basics? brought to you by The META Q

Hand lettering: backlash or back-to-basics?

By Holly Gerard / Posted 4.9.2013 / In Design, Typography / 1 comment

I feel like a handwritten type and calligraphy trend is popping up all over the place. Not that there is anything wrong with it, in fact, I am a big fan.

Tasty Type: Monospace brought to you by The META Q

Tasty Type: Monospace

By Terris Kremer / Posted 6.19.2012 / In Design, Typography / 0 comments

When selecting type for a website with a good amount of numerical data or code in its content, I find that it's very important to select a palette that will help distinguish data from other contents and, overall, make consumption easier for the user. For numbers and code, monospaced fonts are an excellent choice.

Korean typography: Brilliant by design brought to you by The META Q

Korean typography: Brilliant by design

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 6.19.2012 / In Design, Typography / 2 comments

The Korean alphabet, or Hangul, isn't just brilliant by accident, it's brilliant by design. Korean typography may be a bit late to the party - but it's fashionably late for sure. Hangul is both functional and beautiful with so many possibilities.

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An interview with a typographer

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 2.21.2012 / In Design, Typography, Inspiration, People / 0 comments

Self proclaimed graphic design nerd, Richard de Ruijter, talks with us about what it's like to design a typeface, soup to nuts. His new font Tikal, inspired by ancient South American civilizations, is making its debut on Myfonts.com and HypeforType.

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Using Type on the Web

By Terris Kremer / Posted 9.20.2011 / In Design, Typography / 0 comments

Web type is no longer the new kid on the typography block. We know she fits in with the cool kids, all the boys want to ask her out and, mostly, we're just waiting to see what she does next.

Tasty Type: FontFont brought to you by The META Q

Tasty Type: FontFont

By Terris Kremer / Posted 4.5.2011 / In Design, Typography, Reviews / 0 comments

Berlin based FontShop International (FSI) was founded in 1990 by renowned type makers Neville Brody and Erik Spiekermann. Under the FontFont label, FSI has made available thousands of high quality and trendsetting fonts. FontFont has optimized some of their most famous and best-selling fonts for use on the web. Here are my five favorite FontFont web fonts and a snapshot of their capabilities in the browser.

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Web Font Favorites

By Terris Kremer / Posted 3.1.2011 / In Design, Typography, Reviews / 3 comments

It's easy to get carried away when there are many typefaces to choose from; so I feel it's important to narrow down to a healthy list of options that I know I can always rely on to render well and still have the flexibility for branding. What follows is that list of favorite fonts - all adapted for the web - and why I've come to trust them to get the job done.