Fantastic Typography Blogs For Your Inspiration

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Some say that web design without typography is like an orange without its peel, it just isn’t complete. Typography encompasses the reality of effective web design and achieves success in creating web page identity, eye-catching sites, and the enhancement of visual appearance1.

Typography is much more than the “art of text”, it’s the evolution of creativity within simple to intricate web designs. One can say that a good architecture needs great support, the same concept can be applied to web design in the sense that a good blog could do without the use of typography, but an astounding one could use the creative support.

Typography leaves you with the option of bringing together simple creativity with unique and effective communication in order to get your blog or sites main focus across. Now, with all of this information at hand here are 40 fantastic typography-related blogs that will allow you to expand your knowledge base of what typography really is.

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Stunning Typography Blogs

Typography Served6
A growing gallery of fresh typographic works from leading creative professionals.

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NiceWebType8
Nice Web Type is dedicated to collecting and expanding their knowledge base on typographic styles in practice. Offtopic: such a lovely web design!

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Use Typography10
Use Typography is mainly focused on showcasing websites that have good typography. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage good typography principles in web design.

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Type Directors Club12
The international organization for all people who are devoted to excellence in typography has a lot of publications and articles related to typography, but also information about upcoming events, competitions and awards.

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The Ministry of Type14
A beautiful and interesting weblog about lettering, typography and found type.

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TypeNeu16
TypeNeu lets you access informative typography information that ranges from the best fonts to tips on how to design top fonts.

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Typophile17
Once you enter the Typophile site you will be able to access active discussion boards equipped with sections that focus on font identification and type design. Interviews with typographers18 and news will also be available.

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I Love Typography20
This blog is focused and devoted towards anything and everything that is Typography, type, fonts, and typefaces.

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Type for You22
Hosted by BlogSpot this blog provides insight on articles, font reviews, events and interviews tied to typography.

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Typesites23
Typesites is a showcase blog that sets out to inform you on sites that have great typographic design on a weekly basis.

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The Font Feed24
On a daily basis FontFeed finds recommended fonts, typographic techniques, and digital type at work in the real world for real life examples on how to put typography in use.

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Typographer26
Typographer.org brings up-to-date news on typography related topics from David27 and Yves28 as an evolving project.

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betatype29
A privte blog of an independent type foundry. By reading the blog, you can get some really useful insights into how professionals do their magic (via wittevrongel30 on Twitter).

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TypeTheory32
A journal of contemporary typography featuring news, views, reviews and interviews – an informative blog on typography that covers both the history of type, typographic news, observations and resources. Useful! By Ty Wilkins (via JameDeAngelis33, bojanjanjanin34 and _Tristan35 on Twitter).

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TypeForYou.org37
TypeForYou.org is the sister blog of TypeForYou.Blogspot.com38, it’s a blog aimed towards typography news and resources.

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Swiss Legacy40
This is a great typography site full of resources and information such as videos, book reviews, type contests to test your skills and more.

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Upscale Typography42
This is a typography blog managed by an independent typefoundry. This site offers useful tips, new font releases, trends, and up-to-date news on fonts.

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Slanted44
This typography blog is written in German, however it is a great source for inspiration and useful sources and resources. German-speaking readers will certainly appreciate the magazine. Another German typography-related blogs are Spatium45, Fontwerk46 and DerSven.de47.

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Le Typographe49
This is another informational typography blog that isn’t written in English, its translation can be found here50. If you don’t know the language used on this site then you can utilize it as a sort of “picture book” or for resources as well, since you won’t be able to participate in forums.

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Design & Typo52
Yet another non-English written blog that offers great resources and tips on typography, I’ve included the translated version of the site here53 so that you can benefit from the wide range of categories and galleries.

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FontLover55
FontLover gives you insight to recent news in all sorts of font categories, font updates, typography product reviews, and resources.

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DailyType57
This is a project managed by a group of Russian type designers. They create, examine, and then post original typefaces along with their results on a daily basis.

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Mark Simonson59
This site is the personal blog of Mark Simonson; he is a font designer who brings creativity not only to his blog but to the typography projects he takes part in as well. He broadcasts all of his font type knowledge and resources right on his site.

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Microsoft Typography61
Surprisingly Microsoft over the years has dedicated a section of its site solely to the defining of all that typography can offer, you will be able to find resources on how to develop fonts, links, news, complete list of type foundries, free font tools and more.

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Eightface63
This blog is rather a collection of interesting and useful links related to typography.

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Typenuts65
Simon Pascal’s tumblog on typography; unfortunately, not updated recently.

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Spiekerblog67
Erik Spiekermann’s private blog on typography, always insightful and always worth reading.

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Typefoundry69
Yet another extraordinary Blogspot’s blog on typography. Most articles are related to the history of type.

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TypeJunkies71
Graham Smith’s tumblog with fresh links to excellent resources related to typography.

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Popular Calligraphy73
A Russian blog on the beauty of handwriting and calligraphy. Often updated, by Artemy Lebedev.

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for the love of type75

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Veer.com blog77

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MyFonts.com blog79 (via typographica80)

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Conclusion

Within this article you’ve been able to find all sorts of blogs that offer insightful information, resources, and tips on typography. This compilation of blogs enables you to seek, find, and absorb information that will help you learn, create, develop, and share anything and all-about fonts. Experience the thin line and creative correlation between typography and web design.

Further Resources

101 Typography Resources For Web Designers82

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typenuts84
iPhone and desktop wallpapers for font freaks and typenuts.

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RSS-Feeds Of 140 Typography Blogs86

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Thinking with Type88
Thinking with type is a blog that focuses on several typography resources that will aid you in font design, you will be able to read articles on Line Spacing, Kerning, Text Alignment, and more.

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P2290
This is the journal section of P22.com91, it gives you a reasonable amount of information on anything that has to do with Typography, through this site you will find access to type foundries, type tools, and organizations whose main focus entails typography.

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Web Typography93
This resource is considered to be an informative guide to web typography along with the element of fonts applied to web design.

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WebStyleGuide95
This site contains the content of a book on web styles in blog format, once you click the link to visit this site you will land on the section regarding typography.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/25/breathtaking-typographic-posters/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/27/css-typographic-tools-and-techniques/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/23/5-principles-and-ideas-of-setting-type-on-the-web/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/20/60-brilliant-typefaces-for-corporate-design/
  6. 6 http://www.typographyserved.com/
  7. 7 http://www.typographyserved.com/
  8. 8 http://nicewebtype.com/
  9. 9 http://nicewebtype.com/
  10. 10 http://www.usetypography.com/
  11. 11 http://www.usetypography.com/
  12. 12 http://tdc.org/
  13. 13 http://www.tdc.org/
  14. 14 http://www.ministryoftype.co.uk/words/index/
  15. 15 http://www.ministryoftype.co.uk/words/index/
  16. 16 http://typeneu.com/
  17. 17 http://www.typophile.com/
  18. 18 http://desktoppub.about.com/od/glossaryt/g/typographer.htm
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/typography-blogs/type-3-1.jpg
  20. 20 http://ilovetypography.com/
  21. 21 http://ilovetypography.com/
  22. 22 http://typeforyou.blogspot.com/
  23. 23 http://typesites.com/
  24. 24 http://fontfeed.com/
  25. 25 http://fontfeed.com/
  26. 26 http://www.typographer.org/
  27. 27 http://www.typographer.org/about.html
  28. 28 http://www.typographer.org/about.html
  29. 29 http://betatype.com/
  30. 30 http://www.twitter.com/wittevrongel
  31. 31 http://betatype.com/
  32. 32 http://www.typetheory.com/
  33. 33 http://www.twitter.com/JamesDeAngelis
  34. 34 http://www.twitter.com/bojanjanjanin
  35. 35 http://www.twitter.com/_Tristan
  36. 36 http://www.typetheory.com/
  37. 37 http://www.typeforyou.org/
  38. 38 http://typeforyou.blogspot.com/
  39. 39 http://www.typeforyou.org/
  40. 40 http://www.swisslegacy.com/
  41. 41 http://www.swisslegacy.com/
  42. 42 http://blog.parachutefonts.com/
  43. 43 http://blog.parachutefonts.com/
  44. 44 http://www.slanted.de/
  45. 45 http://www.spatium-magazin.de/
  46. 46 http://www.fontwerk.com/
  47. 47 http://dersven.de/
  48. 48 http://www.slanted.de/
  49. 49 http://www.typographe.com/
  50. 50 http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.typographe.com%2F&sl=auto&tl=en
  51. 51 http://www.typographe.com/
  52. 52 http://paris.blog.lemonde.fr/
  53. 53 http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fparis.blog.lemonde.fr%2F&sl=auto&tl=en
  54. 54 http://paris.blog.lemonde.fr/
  55. 55 http://www.fontlover.com/
  56. 56 http://www.fontlover.com/
  57. 57 http://www.dailytype.ru/
  58. 58 http://www.dailytype.ru/
  59. 59 http://www.marksimonson.com/
  60. 60 http://www.marksimonson.com/
  61. 61 http://www.microsoft.com/typography/AboutFontsOverview.mspx
  62. 62 http://www.microsoft.com/typography/AboutFontsOverview.mspx
  63. 63 http://eightface.com/
  64. 64 http://eightface.com/
  65. 65 http://klepas.org/typenuts/index.php?x=browse
  66. 66 http://klepas.org/typenuts/index.php?x=browse
  67. 67 http://spiekermann.com/en/
  68. 68 http://spiekermann.com/en/
  69. 69 http://typefoundry.blogspot.com/
  70. 70 http://typefoundry.blogspot.com/
  71. 71 http://typejunkies.posterous.com/
  72. 72 http://typejunkies.posterous.com/
  73. 73 http://www.callig.ru/
  74. 74 http://www.callig.ru/
  75. 75 http://fortheloveoftype.blogspot.com/
  76. 76 http://fortheloveoftype.blogspot.com/
  77. 77 http://blog.veer.com
  78. 78 http://blog.veer.com
  79. 79 http://blog.myfonts.com/
  80. 80 http://www.twitter.com/typographica
  81. 81 http://blog.myfonts.com/
  82. 82 http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/typography-resources/
  83. 83 http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/typography-resources/
  84. 84 http://typenuts.com/
  85. 85 http://typenuts.com/
  86. 86 http://font.is/?p=1007
  87. 87 http://font.is/?p=1007
  88. 88 http://www.papress.com/other/thinkingwithtype/index.htm
  89. 89 http://www.papress.com/other/thinkingwithtype/index.htm
  90. 90 http://www.p22.com/terminal/
  91. 91 http://www.p22.com/
  92. 92 http://www.p22.com/terminal/
  93. 93 http://webtypography.net/
  94. 94 http://webtypography.net/
  95. 95 http://www.webstyleguide.com/wsg3/8-typography/index.html
  96. 96 http://www.webstyleguide.com/wsg3/8-typography/index.html

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  1. 1

    Great stuff!!! Hah!

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    Keep it coming! Work gets boring when I don’t have good stuff like this to peruse.

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    Excellent post. I have been paying extra attention to typography lately, and it is now an integral part of the look and feel of my lifestyle and design blog

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    Legendary of typefaces!

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    Nice collection! Thanks!

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    Thank you all for your posts! We appreciate it. I/we hope to produce more interesting and valuable content as SM progresses. :)

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    great collection!

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    Useful post…

    Thanks

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  9. 9

    Really outstanding post. I’m seriously appreciating this seemingly newfound love for typography that’s happening online. Posts like this will just make designers more aware of how important it is!

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    hardCOREware.net

    March 12, 2009 11:04 pm

    An orange without a peel would be the best invention ever!

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    Raj Kumar Maharjan

    March 12, 2009 11:25 pm

    humm nice collection

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    Good resources, thank you!

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    just what I needed, thanks!

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    Great article!

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    I spilled manjuices all over. Best post on SM in ages!!! =3

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    Very nice collection!

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    “Some say that web design without typography is like an orange without its peel”
    Who says that? i’d like to meet them so i can laugh at them.

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    matthias.werner

    March 13, 2009 1:58 am

    AMAZING!

    as usual… :)

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    Great list! Thanks for hard work! ;)

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    nice collection

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    Great post, can serve as an inspiration.

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    Great, GREAAAAAT the SM typography post are the best!!

    SM RULES!!!!

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    Great list! Gonna RSS some…

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  25. 25

    Great list. I will use some of these resources for my lectures. Thank you, Joel.

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    Great Roundup! Thanks!

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    joyoge designers' bookmark

    March 13, 2009 5:12 am

    great list, I like. thanks a lot..

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    Another great list of resources! Sites like these are a really great source of inspiration! Always makes me put a little more thought into my own work – I’m trying to put a greater focus on typography for my designs.

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    Type type type type, type type type type… typefaces… ROCK! Great list of typeface-centric site!

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    A fantastic collection of type blogs!

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    Really good, thanks!

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    Have you guys at SM actually been the Itchy Robot site. It’s a dead site that hasn’t been updated for over 2 years. I smell post filler.

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    Why is it that so frequently SmashingMag forgets to use pagebreaks for those that subscribe to their feed? I can not figure it out.

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    Totally made my day! Thanks SM!

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    nice! even i found several that i wasn’t aware of!

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    I LOVE SMASHIN! I LOVE YOU!
    EXCELLENT EXCELLENT LIST!!!!!

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    S-type-endous!

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    Thank you ALL for your posts! We truly appreciate it. ;)

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    There are so many cool typography sites here! You should also add: youshouldliketypetoo.com – I just found that one the other day and it is great!

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    Great post – would love to see more posts with Design related blogs – both large and small , inhouse and freelance.

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    Great Post, don’t forget to visit http://www.unostiposduros.com a typography blog in spanish language.

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    Thanks for the addition Javier. Great post!

    Joel R.
    Looney Designer.Com

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    Very good

    ———

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    Connie Witerspoon

    March 14, 2009 8:46 am

    FontShaker is pretty cool as well.

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    Hey Joel, thanks for the kind words … and thanks for including Nice Web Type among these other great resources. I have a bunch of new twitter followers because of the attention! That means lots of new folks will be aware as I improve the project. Thanks again.

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    i got lost on all these typography blogs…
    i was suprised word boner wasnt on here
    hes on tumblr, although hes not a resource for different fonts, he does a pretty good job at using all them to humor/muse everyone on tumblr.
    http://www.wordboner.com

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    Awesome! great inspiration for design.

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    Abdulsalam Alasaadi

    March 14, 2009 10:43 pm

    wonderful collection! well done.

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    Wonderful, thanks

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    Haven’t visited sites, but how
    Do you get typpgraphy onto website where available fonts are so limited?

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    Sigurdur Armannsson

    March 15, 2009 5:30 am

    Nice list on a great site. I always enjoy the articles here always pleasing to see something about type.

    Thanks for including my RRS feed list to such a nice and broad audience. I have never counted the feeds myself. I am told they are more than 140 and that would mean over 160 by the end of next week when I have added the most recent feeds I have found.

    Take care.

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  52. 52

    How about typography podcasts? like http://readbetweentheleading.com

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    Connie Witerspoon

    March 16, 2009 6:06 am

    Here is the correct link to

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    Oooh yea podcasts – design and typography would be awesome!!! Good suggestion Matt!

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    Awsome list !

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  56. 56

    There’s a typo error.
    In the article’s 2nd paragraph it says:
    Typography is much more then the “art of text”…

    It should say Typography is much more than the “art of text”…
    Normally, I wouldn’t point out a small error but since I hold smashingmag in higher esteem, I set higher standards for it. =)

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  57. 57

    A very useful compilation! Will be bookmarking and checking often for some typography inspiration!

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    GR8 STUFF……. KEEP POSTING

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    Very useful…I am glad that I am spending time reading articles like this!

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    “A Russian blog on the beauty of handwriting and calligraphy. Often updated, by Artemy Lebedev.”

    Not Artemy, but Artem, they are two different persons.

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    Great stuff.

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    Type is beautiful. A blog about western and sometimes Japanese and Chinese typography for those who read chinese.

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    Great collection… thanks…

    But “Some say that web design without typography is like an orange without its peel”? Who would ever say that? On the remote premise that someone would be tempted to use such a strange comparison, the analogy is not great – an orange without its peel is actually digestible – surely the object of typography is to make information digestible?

    I’m afraid that bizarre opening sentence drew me into reading the next paragraph, and I immediately regretted it:

    “Typography… is the evolution of creativity…” I beg your pardon?

    And even more perplexing:

    “One can say that a good architecture needs great support, the same concept can be applied to web design in the sense that a good blog could do without the use of typography, but an astounding one could use the creative support.”

    Well I’m afraid that’s lost on me. For one thing, I’m wondering – how do you read a blog that doesn’t use typography?

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    Robert (InToGraphics @forums)

    March 29, 2009 4:01 pm

    Thanks for most of these.
    Some I already was aware of, but most are new.

    Throwing this one in myself : letterheadfonts

    (See their “Gallery” and “Tips & Tricks”/”Tutorials”.)

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    Amazing article, thanks

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    Very good

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    Stuart Thursby

    May 19, 2009 7:14 pm

    I would humbly submit my own type-centric blog to the list, Thoughts on Type, focused more on the context & usage of typography – http://www.sthursby.com/blog/

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    a lot of inspiration :) thanks Smash..

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  69. 69

    Your link to ’40 fantastic blogs’ isn’t working and I sure would like to see the list.

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    PaidOnlineSurveys

    January 11, 2010 9:55 pm

    found your site today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later ..

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    good suggestion!

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    In my daily visits to some blogs, is properly happy when I visited this blog, where I found other various information important to pose pessaos help many in need of such matters as these, whereas this can transform the lives of these people with this content riquisimos, keep rocking raising awareness and making people doubt. quite liked, muildto thanks.

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  73. 73

    Great roundup! I love the “Thinking with Type” website. That is such a good book, with valuable information. Their website is well designed and laid out.

    I enjoy seeing websites that take advantage of the power of typography. Thanks for sharing!

    skodesignlab.com

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