How is it going? Did you get a chance to go on holiday yet? I finally had some time to rest and took the last week off, that’s why this newsletter is one week late.
- I added back a sample of the Better Web Type book to the website. Feel free to check it out, I hope it will convince you to buy the full book.
- I wrote another blog post about quantifying UX for the GitLab blog. This time about the placement of the Clone button on GitLab. Check it out here.
A guide to recognising font styles
Telling font styles apart was one of the hardest things to do when I started working as a designer. Being self-taught, the only major difference I could see was that a font was either a serif or a sans-serif. But the more I explored, the more I realised how vast the universe of font styles actually is.
Font of the month
Designed by Anthony James, this is a classic sans-serif typeface built with balanced Bezier curves. You can get the regular weight for free but the whole family comes in 4 weights and only costs $10. This is a great bargain for a cool font that can add some uniqueness to a website.
I loved this case study about making the type in AirBnb apps dynamic and thus making them more accessible. Read more →
A series of posts about building a design system. I love that it start with typography 👍Read more →
A cool post from Marcin Wichary although a bit long. I’m really glad he raises certain points about how hard it is to design with digital type and the reasons behind these difficulties. Read more →
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Photo of the month
Got to see some cool examples of typography from early 20th century in the Slovenian gallery of modern art 🙌 @matejlatin.
That’s it for this month, see you in September! 👋