Our Favourite Resources

Type design resources that we love

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There are many resources that we like to use while designing our typefaces, many of which we return to time and time again – so we thought we'd share them with you. There's a wide range of resource types from diacritics and language support, to typeface testing and proofing. Hopefully these resources help if you're looking to design your own typefaces.

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This post will be updated regularly with new resources and tools. If you'd like to submit any resources, please contact us.

Type Design Tools

Andre Fuch's Relevant Kerning Pairs – Link

Context of Diacritics – Link

Diacritics Club Family Stem Weight Calculator – Link

Diacritics Project – Link

Graphemica – Link

Hoefler&Co Text for Proofing – Link

Hyperglot – Link

Idiotproofed – Link

Just Another Foundry Text Generator – Link

Christoph Koeberlin's Latin Character Sets – Link

Typeface Name Checker – Link

Vietnamese Typography: Diacritical Details – Link

Articles and Inspiration

Should we standardize the naming of font weights? [Typography Guru] – Link

Font Matrix – See & Pair Typefaces Like Never Before – Link

Typewolf – Link

Type01 – Link

Books

Designing Type (by Karen Cheng) – Link

Manual of Diacritics (by Radek Sidun) – Link

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (by Erik Spiekermann)

The Anatomy of Type A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces (by Stephen Coles) – Link

The Elements of Typographic Style (by Robert Bringhurst) – Link

Thinking with Type (by Ellen Lupton) – Link

Further Reading

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