Jon Tan: Screen First

Web fonts are causing designers to approach typography in a whole new way. Services like Fontdeck are fundamentally changing the way designers choose type. Jon will explore this brave new world of web typography, and explain how the constraints of web type are actually an opportunity to refine how we design, from the body up.

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  1. Audio (23.5 Mb)

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  2. Jon Tan - Screen First

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  3. Screen First

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  4. Screen First by Jon Tan

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  5. Ampersand Jon Tan

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  6. Jon Tan: Screen First

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  7. Screen First

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  8. Audio (23.5 Mb)

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  9. Jon Tan - Screen First (Ampersand conference 2011)

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Possibly related…

  1. Pique Web — Episode 1

    Our first cast, with guest Jon Tan. Paul talks to Jon about Analog, type, fonts, and how they’re changing on the web.

    Bumper music is Computer by State Shirt, which is available under a CC license.


    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 years ago

  2. Jason Santa Maria - On Web Typography

    Achieving a thorough grasp of typography can take a lifetime, but moving beyond the basics is within your reach right now. In this talk, we’ll learn how to look at typefaces with a discerning eye, different approaches to typographic planning, how typography impacts the act of reading, and how to choose and combine appropriate typefaces from an aesthetic and technical point of view. Through an understanding of our design tools and how they relate to the web as a medium, we can empower ourselves to use type in meaningful and powerful ways.

    Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers & type enthusiasts, held in Brighton on 17 June 2011.

    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow 2 years ago

  3. Ampersand conference: Jonathan Hoefler on Putting the ‘Fonts’ into Webfonts

    More than twenty years ago, Jonathan Hoefler made it his mission to promote desktop publishing (and shush its critics) by providing designers with a new generation of fonts: attractive and useful designs which set a new standard in quality and dependability, and are today known as the H&FJ library. Today, as webfonts are buoyed by a wave of early-adopter enthusiasm, they’re marred by a similar unevenness in quality, and it’s not just a matter of browsers and rasterizers, or the eternal shortage of good fonts and preponderance of bad ones. There are compelling questions about what it means to be fitted to the technology, how foundries can offer designers an expressive medium (and readers a rich one), and what it means for typography to be visually, mechanically, and culturally appropriate to the web. Join Jonathan Hoefler on an exploration of this side of webfonts, and a discussion of where the needs of designers meet the needs of readers. You’ll get a glimpse of what H&FJ has in store, and see why they believe that webfonts promise so much more than just ‘fonts on the web.’

    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 years ago