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.
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.
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.
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.
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.