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>>  Font Sizing Guidelines, Part 1


Removing Unused Styles from Word


>>  Fun With Pattern Fonts

>>  The Top Ten Things to Know About Fonts

>>  Handwritten Typographers

>>  TypeCast Webinar Series  

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Font Sizing Guidelines: Design Characteristics

Q. Are there any guidelines for selecting fonts for use at a range of sizes?

A. In today's world of digital fonts with their seemingly 'one-size-fits-all' capability, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Some fonts work best at large sizes, while others are meant to stay small. Considering a font's design characteristics can help you always choose the right sizes for your typeRead on...



Removing Unused Styles from Word 

Word acting sluggish? A large number of unused styles in your documents might be the cause.
So when and why would you need to remove styles? A common occurrence is 'inheriting' a document cluttered with unused styles, which can slow down both your own and your software's performance. Fortunately those styles are easy to remove with the help of a macro. Read on...



Fun With Pattern Fonts

A font can be used to display more just than letters, numbers, and punctuation. Pattern fonts consist of decorative or illustrative elements which, when repeated (or tiled) vertically and/or horizontally, create a perfectly seamlessly aligned pattern which can be used for a wide range of purposes. Read on... 



The Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Fonts 

Check out this video in which type designer and lettering artist Jill Bell offers ten useful tips to help you get to know, love and use fonts better. Check it out...




Handwritten Typographers

Renowned designer and typographer Erik Spiekermann is intrigued by the handwriting of typographers, and the relationship it has to their work. Here he satisfies his curiosity by asking a number of prominent typographers to send him a scan of their handwriting. The results might surprise you! Check it out...



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