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Evaluating the quality of a typeface

Evaluating the quality of a typeface

With so many to choose from, students, graphic designers, all users of type have to compare fonts all the time to find the fitting ones for their work. But how should we best do that? Leaving mere taste aside, what are some concrete criteria for good quality typefaces?
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For years, the I Love Typography website was a blog fueled by John Boardley’s enthusiasm for type. Some of the historically-themed articles he posted there are related to his 2019 book. Now, the site has become a font reseller offering 7000 fonts from 40 foundries. Have a look at the new I Love Typography store.

Type@Cooper’s Typographics Festival 2021 is running for a full month this year – from 1 June to 1 July – with two sessions á 3 presentations per week. Check out the full program here, sign up for live presentation and interaction on Zoom or watch the recording later on Cooper Union’s YouTube channel.

Northumbria University announces the Vaughan Oliver Graphic Design Scholarship and annual lecture series, a ten-year initiative to support talented students from a widening participation background in the North East of England. The scholarship is named after the visionary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, who passed away in 2019.

The American graphic designer Louise Fili received the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Typographic Excellence from the Rochester Institute of Technology. The 2021 recipient, she is only the fifth woman RIT awarded this to in the prize’s 52-year history. The award is named after the American type designer Frederic W. Goudy.