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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Q&A featuring Dan Rubin, Mark Boulton, Sarah Parmenter, Elliot Jay Stocks, and Jon Tan. Hosted by Simon Collison.
Presenters Simon Pascal Klein (@klepas) Guest: 陳 Jon Tan (@jontangerine)
Content Rundown Typography… a shared passion Current state of typography on the web (excluding webfonts) — “Typography is not just picking a ‘cool’ font”, CSS2.1, CSS3, and doing lots with the basics Webfonts & the tech side of things Extending beyond the desktop: mobile, and testing mobile typography for the BBC A hosting & licensing service: Fontdeck (the what, how, who) Awesome stuff in the pipe: Mapalong & Brooklyn Beta Recommendation of the week
Recommendations Jon: The New Typography by Jan Tschichold, The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst, and Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli (all highly endorsed, and worth sniffing…).
More info and transcript: http://designfestival.com/design-festival-podcast-6-typography-with-jon-tan/
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.