The 40 best Google fonts

From Type­wolf: These are the 40 best free web fonts avail­able on Google Fonts, in my humble opinion. They are all open-source and 100% free for commer­cial use. This collec­tion focuses on type­face fami­lies from reputable type designers and foundries that contain multiple weights and styles. I’m purpose­fully avoiding single-weight display faces as they have limited useful­ness in real-world design projects. · Go to The 40 best Google fonts →

What needs to be in your style guide? (And how do you enforce it?)

From Design Shack: Everyone with a website needs a style guide. It’s that simple. If you’re wanting to instil more consis­tency in your project, and get everyone on the same page, your style guide will become invalu­able.

Now that we have that out of the way, what exactly do you put in that guide? And how do you make sure other people on the team follow the rules so that your visual pres­ence main­tains consis­tency? That’s a little more compli­cated. · Go to What needs to be in your style guide? (And how do you enforce it?) →

A pocket guide to master every day’s typographic adventures

Typog­raphy is the craft of arranging type with the goal to make language visible. We arrange type multiple times throughout the day; whether we are writing essays, summa­rizing meeting minutes or creating slides for a presen­ta­tion. Unfor­tu­nately, we usually end up thinking more about what we write than how we write it. And, most impor­tantly, how others will read it. · Go to A pocket guide to master every day’s typo­graphic adven­tures →

Efficient web type, c. 1556

From Kenneth Ormandy: When a devel­oper I’m working with asks, “Why did you select that font,” they never seem to accept “Self-preser­va­tion,” as my answer. Type designer Pierre Haultin may have actu­ally been able to get away with this claim.

Haultin lives and works in Paris during the mid-sixteenth century, designing type and printing books for a living. How the the type he designs performs—how effi­cient the letter­forms are spatially on the page—is more rele­vant to his personal safety, than it is to his contem­po­raries. · Go to Effi­cient web type, c. 1556 →

Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is curator of contem­po­rary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Mary­land Insti­tute College of Art (MICA) in Balti­more. An author of numerous books and arti­cles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist. · Go to Ellen Lupton →