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Daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work.

Review of typefaces and typography books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.
An encyclopedic treatment of type design, typefaces and fonts. This site is also known as on snot and fonts.

Type Wolf
Typography Blog

Practical Typography
What ty­pog­ra­phy is and why you should care. Ty­po­graphy rules, sym­bols and char­ac­ters avail­able on the key­board, ap­pear­ance of char­ac­ters and text, broader is­sues that sur­face when putting doc­u­ments together and be­fore-and-af­ter ex­am­ples of com­mon doc­u­ment types.

Thinking with Type
Typography glossary
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students.

Free font-building tool sponsored by FontShop.
Font Shop Typography Glossary
Typography glossary
Glossary of common type terminology.
What the Font!
Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in their database.
Typography Q & A
Potentially Useful Answers to Typography Questions.
Erik Spiekermann’s Typo Tips
Typo tips
Seven Rules for Better Typography
Kern Type
Kerning Game: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters.

Streamlining font creation.

Lettering Vs Callygraphy
Visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor.

Eliza Hollyday
“The Lively Brush” Video Workshops

Blackletter Today
Images of blackletter in use today.
Examples: posters, advertising, TV, websites, logos, signage.

Blackletter Resources
List of links that assembled to try and help designers navigate through the topic.

Rótulos y fachadas de Madrid (Madrid street lettering)
Commerce lettering from the streets of Madrid

Letter collection for letters hunters
More than 20000 photos collected by a private user in Flickr and organized by letter.

British Library archive
The British Library’s collections offers access to millions of public domain images, which the Library encourages you to explore and re-use (book covers, illustrated letters, advertisement, etc.).

the Movie title stills collection
A collection containing movie title stills from feature films and trailers.

Find out the RGB code when only HEX is given 🙂

Colour Lovers
Creative community where people create and share colors, palettes and patterns

Choose the color model you’re thirsty for, swig a pixel from anywhere on the screen, then hit paste to pour the color’s code into your project.

Cinema Palettes takes a still from a movie and pulls out a color palette based on the scene captured.

British Library archive
The British Library’s collections offers access to millions of public domain images, which the Library encourages you to explore and re-use.

Wellcome Images
Thousands of images and centuries of medicine, science, society and culture

Website that offers digital pictures of all sorts of materials.

Beautiful, free photos.

Kyle Brush
World’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators, and designers.
Desing Kit Methods
Design Kit is IDEO.org’s platform to learn human-centered design, a creative approach to solving the world’s most difficult problems.

Ben Schott – Assembling a Film’s Billing Block’
A billing block for a fictional film — “All the Presidents” — shows how the credits at the bottom of a movie poster are actually the product of detailed legal agreements and intense contract negotiations.

Humoristán is the digital museum of graphic humor where you will find all the information and drawings of the authors, series and publications in Spain until today.
Illustration Tools
irectory of tools and resources for illustrators.

Free books

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
The Baldwin Library, internationally renowned for over 100,000 titles of 19th and 20th century British and American children’s literature.

Open Culture
Free cultural & educational media on the web

Real Academia de Bellas Artes
Libros digitalizados


Books I have & I LOVE (design related)

An Essay on Typography
Eric Gill, 1931
History of typographical art and production, and its state in the 1930s

Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits
Steven Heller + Louise Fili, 2007
Today’s design landscape is eclectic and confusing – and “Stylepedia” is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to it.

Meggs’ History of Graphic Design
Philip B. Meggs + Alston W. Purvis, 2011
For everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Simon Garfield, 2011
Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories.

The ABC of Custom Lettering: A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters
Ivan Castro, 2016
This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms.

2100 Victorian Monograms
Karl Klimsch, 1995
Comprehensive compilation of elegant, imaginative two-letter monograms.

In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
Louise Fili + Jessica Hische, 2016
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering.

Brush Lettering: An Instructional Manual of Western Brush Lettering
Marilyn Reaves + Eliza Schulte, 1993
Marilyn Reaves and Eliza Schulte take you step by step through the techniques of brush lettering with the edged brush and pointed brush

El trazo : teoría de la escritura
Gerrit Noordzij, 2009
El trazo constituye la exposición más concisa y contundente realizada por Gerrit Noordzij acerca de su teoría sobre la escritura.

Veintidós consejos sobre tipografía
Enric Jardí, 2007
En una época de puritanismo tipográfico y de culto a las formas, esta lista de lo que te conviene y de lo que no te conviene rompe algunos prejuicios explicando la tipografía de una forma nueva.

Como Crear Tipografías: del Boceto a la Pantalla
Cristóbal Henestrosa + Laura Meseguer + José Scaglione, 2012
Cómo crear tipografías es una guía que responde a estas y a otras preguntas de una manera clara y directa, enfocada tanto a neófitos como a iniciados en el diseño tipográfico y la apasionante tarea de dibujar una fuente, desde el boceto a la pantalla.

Manual De Tipografia
José Luis Martín Montesinos + Montse Mas Hurtuna + Martin Montesin, 2012
Los principios fundamentales de la tipografía aplicados a las nuevas tecnologías.

Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy: Instructions and Over 150 Examples
E. A. Lupfer, 2003
Complete instructions and examples help you create your own magnificent swirls, delicately shaded curves, harmoniously crisscrossing lines, from which birds, rabbits, deer, ribbons, and other objects gracefully emerge.

Custom Lettering of 60s & 70s (& Custom Lettering of 40s & 50s)
Hughes Rian, 2010
Custom lettering gave designers’ imaginations full rein to develop individualistic solutions unconstrained by typographic practicalities.

Lust auf Lettering: Ein praxiserprobter Workshop in zehn Schritten
Martina Flor
This book concentrates on the process of drawing letter shapes by hand. However, the goal is not to make imperfect, quirky, handmade-looking type, but rather to create well-shaped, polished, exquisite digital lettering.

Manual de diseño editorial
Jorge del Buen Unna, 2014
Además de revisar estos conceptos, el autor pone al día los modelos de diseño editorial y los capítulos relacionados con la ortografía y la ortotipografía según las reformas del 2010.

Books I have & I LOVE (non design related)

Señores Del Caos*
Michael Moynihan + Didrik Søderlind + Manuela Carmona + Javier Calvo + El Pulpo Design + Óscar Palmer Yáñez, 2013
(* Spanish edition by EsPop is an editorial design GEM) An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, “Lords of Chaos” turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time.

Nocilla Dream
Agustín Fernández, 2006
Nocilla Dream is a world seen in a grain of Nevada sand. Its arborescent structure stems from a solitary poplar tree, decorated with hundreds of pairs of shoes, growing alongside US Route 50.

Hollywood Maldito
Jesús Palacios, 2014
Jesús Palacios escarba en este Hollywood maldito en una serie de películas que, no solo durante el rodaje sino a menudo tras su estreno, han provocado y se han visto rodeadas de fenómenos extraños, inexplicables y trágico.

Books I wish I had

Fraktur mon Amour
Judith Schalansky, 2008
Judith Schalansky developed a serious passion for blackletter and was disappointed to find all the reference books about this fascinating genre are very dated and often quite staid, and in many cases not easily available.