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Maybe this is better off in the Lounge, but it is work-related so I've posted here.

 

I'm not the biggest typophile, more image-driven, but of course it's still a massive part of the job. And whilst learning the theory and history is one thing, I've recently wanted to keep in the loop a bit more with developments. I only came across Brandon the other day and now I'm seeing it everywhere! I get an email from MyFonts every month but otherwise am pretty ignorant. The thing is - I don't have the time or the interest to sift through a lot of print-centric serifs or anything. An objective display/screen-centric round up would be ideal. Anybody have any recommended sites?

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I definitely have the same problem would love a good resource.

 

I also find I go nuts trying to find fonts for projects. A lot of times I know what I am looking for something like "I need an elegant slab serif with some height to it", but then the sifting through myfonts or wherever to find the right thing takes me ages.

 

I feel like there has got to be a site out there with a better tagging/search system one that maybe has some tags based on the objective characteristics of the font and some based on the emotional ones. Would love to know what resources people use for finding and keeping on top of this stuff.

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Useful links, thanks. Typegoodness is the closest to what I had in mind, I wasn't really thinking about logotypes, identity or custom lettering so much as commercially available 'fonts' but it's all part of the same stream so perhaps I should broaden my attitude.

 

MyFonts have a lot, but not everything, and their search function is pretty basic, yeah. I tend to find myself falling back on the same few classics a lot of the time, or some slight variant.

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For general typography help, I'd check out: http://www.typophile.com/

 

If you're keen on learning more about typography as a technique/skill, I highly recommend this book: Basics Design: Typography

 

In terms of foundries and sites you can purchase fonts, check these out:

 

https://www.fontfont.com/

http://www.typography.com/

http://www.youworkforthem.com/

http://www.practicefoundry.com/index.html

http://www.myfonts.com/

http://www.typedepot.com/

http://processtypefoundry.com/

http://www.hypefortype.com/

https://philsfonts.com/index.php/home

Edited by jnicklo

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"more image-driven", this hurt my eyes! Type is image too! But in all seriousness, I reckon it is good to make a conscious effort to check out this stuff, especially type, considering it is all part of design, and motion design is well...design in motion.

 

http://www.losttype.com/ is also really good for type.

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"more image-driven", this hurt my eyes! Type is image too!

What I meant is that my creative brain leans more towards representation of forms and objects that exist in the material world, and less toward abstraction, geometry and symbolism. Typography is probably THE most important component of 'graphic design', and probably imagery is the next most important - I was explicitly separating the two. If you are saying that the type is part of the image, you've misunderstood what I meant by image.

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