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TypeTalk: Top Ten Type Resources Online

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TypeTalk is a regular blog on typography. Post your questions and comments by clicking on the Comments icon above. If Ilene answers your question in the blog, you’ll receive one Official Creativepro.com T-Shirt!

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of blogs, forums, and Web sites devoted to typography. Here are my top ten:

Ilovetypography
This rich typographic resource by “Johno” is designed to inspire its readers and to make people more aware of the typography all around us. Also check out its new little sister, welovetypography, for more type-related content and typographic eye-candy.

Typophile
Typophile is an open typographic community with discussion forums and resources for type design, theory, and technique for professionals and beginners.

Typographica
Typographica, edited by Stephen Coles, is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.

TypeCulture
A rich typographic resource (as well as a digital foundry) by type designer and educator Mark Jamra. The academic resource section is a directory, archive, and educational aid for design students, educators, and professionals seeking information about type’s history, manufacture, use, and artistic significance.

TDC | Books on Typography
Type Directors Club President Charles Nix has compiled this list of books on typography. Browse the rest of the TDC site for some tasty typographic tidbits.

The FontFeed
The FontFeed, produced by FontShop, is a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world. It includes News, Handpicked Typefaces, Type Tips, and Fonts in Use.

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web
Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style is on many a designer’s bookshelf and is considered to be a classic in the field. This site, conceived by Richard Rutter, applies Bringhurst’s principles to the Web.

TypeRadio
Typeradio is a radio channel on type and design, with dozens of interviews you can stream or download as podcasts. For a directory of interviews, go to http://www.typeradio.org/loudblog/index.php?archive=show.

A List Apart
The site “for people who make web sites,” A List Apart contains years’ worth of interesting articles from a variety of contributors. Search for “typography” to locate dozens of type-related articles, many with wonderful illustrations.

Twitter
Twitter might seem like an unlikely addition to this list, but it’s rapidly becoming one of the most varied and interesting resources for typographic sightings, whether print, Web, or motion graphics. Follow your favorite foundries, designers, and bloggers. Sign up for the typography twibe to focus on type-related posts, or search for “typography” to filter type-related posts and links.

And don’t forget CreativePro.com’s Fonts section, as well as my own site, The Type Studio, for educational PDFs and links to other typographic musings.

Did I miss your favorite resource? Let me know in the Comments!

Love type? Want to know more? Ilene Strizver conducts her acclaimed Gourmet Typography workshops internationally. For more information on attending one or bringing it to your company, organization, or school, go to her site, call The Type Studio at 203-227-5929, or email Ilene at info@thetypestudio.com. Sign up for her e-newsletter at www.thetypestudio.com.

Ilene Strizver
Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspects of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, 4th edition, has received numerous accolades from the type and design community. She conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography Workshops internationally. For more information on attending one or bringing it to your company, organization, or school, go to her site, call The Type Studio at 203-227-5929, or email Ilene at info@thetypestudio.com. Sign up for her free e‑newsletter, All Things Typographic, at www.thetypestudio.com.
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Posted on: June 10, 2009

Ilene Strizver

Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspects of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, 4th edition, has received numerous accolades from the type and design community. She conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography Workshops internationally. For more information on attending one or bringing it to your company, organization, or school, go to her site, call The Type Studio at 203-227-5929, or email Ilene at info@thetypestudio.com. Sign up for her free e‑newsletter, All Things Typographic, at www.thetypestudio.com.

5 Comments on TypeTalk: Top Ten Type Resources Online

  1. I love http://www.smashingmagazine.com
    Free Fonts, tutorials, wordpress,etc…
    One of the best web font, CSS sites out there

  2. Thanks for pointing out Smashing Magazine!

    Terri Stone
    Editor in Chief, CreativePro.com

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