If you’re like me, you’ll have a huge amount of fonts at your disposal. However for most of the work I do, i’m limited to a specific set. This mainly boils down to having to adhere to strict style guides, or simply because it’s a typeface that has been used historically, and has become part and parcel of the look and feel.
Having said that, interesting results can be found when stretching the boundaries now and again and trying a new font on a new project to see if it fits the bill. It’s a tough call, and more often than not end up falling back to the old faithful.
Font’s are fascinating things, with each typeface offering a different ‘voice’ for what you might be trying to convey in your design(s).
One website called Typecast has published an article that shares to explain it’s theory of type and how each typeface portrays it’s own attitude and personality.
Furthermore, Typedetail’s website offers a different point of view by studying and annotating different web based fonts, showcasing the unique qualities of each typeface.
We all have our favourites. Which are yours?
Here are a selection of other typography website we’ve stumbled upon:
www.supremo.tv/typeterms – Learns more about fonts and their structures.
www.fontsquirrel.com – Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers – check if for personal use or commercially free.
www.hypefortype.com – Links to the free fonts available – though most have only a few free in each set.
Adobe Edge Web Fonts – all free to use for the web.