Typography Organizations, Web Sites, and Resources
The Typography Organizations, Web Sites, and Resources section includes annotated links to typography organizations, Web sites, Web site sections, or weblogs / blogs devoted to typography, and other resources. Some typography organizations are dedicated to promoting typefaces as creative works, advocating their legal protection as intellectual property, some are dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers, while others are promote excellence in typography and invite typographers, graphic designers, art directors, multimedia professionals, and others to join and take part. In addition you'll find Web sites, Web site sections, and weblogs /blogs on typography.
Do you know of any good typography-related organizations, helpful Web sites, weblogs / blogs, articles, tutorials, books, or other resources related to typography or fonts for Web sites? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!
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- Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA)
A popular, international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers.
A popular organization dedicated to promoting typefaces as creative works and to advocate their legal protection as intellectual property.
- Type Directors Club
Devoted to excellence in typography and design, this international organization was founded in 1946 to promote excellence in typography. Typographers, graphic designers, art directors, multimedia professionals, and others are welcome. At the site you'll find their newsletter, organization information and activities, award winners, book annotations and recommendations.
Books on Typography and Design
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Web Sites, Web Site Sections, and Weblogs (Blogs) on Typography
While some Web sites are totally devoted to typography, others provide devoted sections of their Web sites to typography. Also included below are other Web sites that provide listings of typography resources.
- Brainstorms and Raves - Category: Typography
Weblog posts that include tutorials on typography, links to other sites about typography, new fonts, fonts of interest, and more related to typography, mostly on typography for Web sites. [Brainstorms and Raves is by WebsiteTips.com's owner and editor, Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns.]
- Dynamic Graphics Magazine - Type
Dynamic Graphics Magazine's section on typography. You'll find many helpful articles and tutorials on type there, such as choosing fonts, type for the Web, various effects with type, and much more. [Dynamic Graphics Magazine.]
- The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web
A fabulous Web site based on the popular book by Robert Bringhurst but applied to typography for Web sites. The site owner, Richard Rutter, hopes to add to the site in the order presented in Bringhurst's book, one principle at a time. You can subscribe to the RSS feed for notification of additions, too. Fabulous resource. [Web site by Richard Rutter, Clearleft.]
- Font Lover
Font news updated daily, with links to fonts and related typography news. There's also a font message board.
- Mark Boulton
Specializes in typography design, and this site is his experimental site that includes a weblog about typography with interesting links and information about typography and fonts. [Web site by Mark Boulton, markboulton.co.uk.]
- P22 Terminal
A Journal of Typography and Lettering Arts by P22 Type Foundry. Interesting articles, interviews, tutorials, more. [P22 Terminal is by P22 Type Foundry.]
- Thinking with Type
Online companion to the book, Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students, by Ellen Lupton (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004). Great information here all about type, including theory and practice, terms, examples, bibliography. There are even tools for teachers - a syllabus, lecture, handouts, and project ideas. All incredibly well done. [Web site created and written by the book's author, Ellen Lupton.]
- TrueType Typography
Information about TTF fonts and their technology—great TTF fonts, history of TTF, font tools, tutorials about type, such as hinting, TrueType vs. Type 1, TrueType and Unicode, OpenType and TrueType Open, and more.
- Type Books
A Web site devoted to books on type. You'll find helpful reviews and recommended books here. The site is incredibly well organized and is quite a helpful resource for books on type, including its Top Ten list. As of December 2005, it doesn't look like it's been updated since 2002, so you won't find books newer than 2002 there; however, it's nonetheless a tremendously valuable resource for books on type. [Type Books is owned by Delve Withrington, Delve Fonts.]
Popular journal and Web site all about typography. Learn the latest news, tips, and more on typography.
[Typographica Editors: Stephen Coles and Joshua Lurie-Terrell.]
A collaborative Web site with news and information about typography. Includes a forum on typography topics.
Other Typography Links Resources
- Templar's Font, Dingbat, and Tutorial Links
Great listing of links related to fonts, typography, and tutorials on how to create and use fonts. [Web site section part of , for Mike's Imagery Resources.]
Well organized section of typography resources and tutorials, by Judy Vorfeld. [Typography resources by Judy Vorfeld, part of Webgrammar's Free Tips.]