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Seb Lester’s favorite calligraphy fonts

Calligrapher, designer, educator, and artist, Seb Lester has attracted a huge and devoted following — both for his talent and wit. On Instagram, a million followers get to see Seb at work, penning everything from famous logos to exquisite copperplate and formal gothic scripts. We asked Seb to choose his favorite calligraphy inspired fonts.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Oposta

In this second episode of our new monthly column, the legendary Steven Heller takes a closer look at one of his favorite fonts. Oposta, designed by Pedro Leal for DSType, with swashes aplenty, is an unabashed and oversized slab serif that seamlessly melds flamboyance and finesse.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Magnat

In this debut issue of our new monthly column, design legend Steven Heller takes a look at René Bieder’s Magnat font family. Heller is not only an award-winning designer, design educator, and author and editor of hundreds of books, but is also one of the world’s foremost commentators and historians of graphic design.

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An Interview with Fontfabric

We interviewed the brilliantly talented folk at Fontfabric. Their clients include high-profile brands like Nike, Lipton, Hyundai, CNET, and the US national football team. We talked about how they got started, what makes them tick, and about their new release, Audela.

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Fonts in the Twilight Zone

Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods. These twilight zone hybrids aren’t always easy to pull off. Welcome to Magnat

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An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide.

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On Type Design & Volcanoes

An Interview with John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, world-class type designer and expert in font technology. We talk with him about the award-winning superfamily, Brill, the challenges of multilingual typography, volcanoes and walking the dog.

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Ask ILT: Fashion Fonts

In episode #2 of Ask ILT, I tackle the question, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot? Read on to find out why!

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Ask ILT: Grotesque & Neo-Grotesque

For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications.

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Talking about type: Introducing CEDARS+

Introducing CEDARS, a new way to describe and discover type. What it is, how it works, and how it’s more useful than traditional typeface classification systems.

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