Terms in Type for Typographic Trainees

If you are looking to learn more about typographic terminology or if you are a typical typo-file, take a look at Type Terms.  Type Terms is cheat sheet for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology.  They cover the anatomy of typography from tittle to terminal to tail, and everything in between.

If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is perfect for you. (via Supremo.tv).

Type Terms. The animated typographic cheat sheet.

Source: Type Terms

Work Sans

Free Font Friday – Work Sans


Work Sans extra bold detail

“Work Sans” is a modern grotesque font in ten weights. It was designed primarily for the web, with simplified features and oversized diacritic marks and punctuation.

Wei Huang designed Work Sans in 2014 and published it on github under the SIL Open Font License V. 1.1. He implemented the very cool webfont sample weight slider on the Work Sans page here, plus the  displays as a hedgehog,  and who doesn’t like hedgehogs?

Download Work Sans v1.31 (10 weights)

Work Sans is a typeface based loosely on early Grotesques. The core of the fonts are optimised for on-screen medium-sized text usage (14px-48px) – but still can be used in print well.

Source: Work Sans