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Become font-savvy today: four examples of awesome typography

Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to becoming proficient with fonts: you need to be constantly on the lookout for great pairings — check out Readymag Almanac and Readymag Explore if you haven’t already — and to monitor as many publications as possible. However, good taste for type can be cultivated. Today, we offer four font-related projects with great typography to inspire you.

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This kit offers eight popular font combinations meant to speed up a designer’s workflow. You can download them for free or for a donation.

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The multilingual accident typeface is a recreation of a font designed by Soviet architect and painter Victor Twelkmeyer. The creator is San Francisco-based visual designer Anna Seslavinskaya.

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Brim Narrow is a chromatic typeface created by UK designer Jamie Clark. It has eight styles designed to stack together, imitating 19th-century signage. In this long read, Jamie tells about the challenges he faced while designing the font and showcases some of its letters by applying animations to them.

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Mica is an experimental typeface inspired by the structure of pseudohexagonal crystals composing the mica mineral. Made by San Francisco-based graphic designer Neha Hattangdi in 2019, it has simple and complex variants to help create nuance within each design. Mica can be downloaded as a vector font and used for free in personal, non-profit, and charity projects.

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