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Typography: Tutorials, Free Fonts, Resources and Tools

It”s a small round up for the basic typography. I had selected some quality free fonts featured here. Read the license carefully before you download. The license will be change time to time.

Regarding to the tutorial, I had selected only 2 tutorials for creating the fonts. There are ”n” number of tutorials are available in web for Creating the poster, type treatments in Photoshop and more. I carefully avoided those tutorials.

In terms of resources, after I had composed this post, I had visited to smashing magazine. Their recent post talks about typography sites. So I had editted the typography based sites from this post. And I had linked the smashing magazine post here.

1. Tutorials

How to: Make a Hand-Drawn Font
Hand Drwan Font
Bitt Boxx had done this niche tutorial in his blog. It”s a nice step by step tutorial making the font from hand writing.

How to make your own font
Another font making tutorial. Having 10 steps.

2. Free Fonts

Font: Zekton | Author: Ray Larabie | Category: Sans-serif
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Zekton

Font: Share-Regular | Category: Sans-serif
Download

Share Regular

Font: Ideoma Spray | Author: Ideoma | Category: Various
Download

Ideoma Spray


Font:
Miama | Author: Linus Romer | Category: Calligraphy
Download

Miama


Font:
Stewart Sans | Author: Cher Stewart | Category: Various
Download

Stewart Sans


Font:
Mentone | Author: Paragraph | Category: Sans Serif
Download

Mentone


Font:
Cibreo | Author: Studio Kmzero | Category: Sans serif
Download

Cibreo


Font:
Sugo | Author: Studio Kmzero | Category: Sans serif
Download

Sugo

3. Resources

Periodic Table of Typefaces
Periodic Table of Typefaces
It’s a “Periodic Table of Typefaces”. It show the top 100 typefaces of the world with typedesigner’s name, year designed and family and / or class.

Inconspicuous vertical metrics
Vertical Metrics
This valuable article describes five vertical measures of note in type design (from bottom to top): descender, baseline, midline*, caps- height, and ascender.

Fantastic Typography Blogs For Your Inspiration
It”s a collection of excellent typography  resource websites.
As I mentioned in the above, Link for Smashing Magazine”s Typography Inspiration Post Link. Thanks Smashing Magazine for having a nice collections.

Walden Font
Wild West Press

This site is having very old fonts in their collection.

4. Tools

Type Tester

Type Tester

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen.

Color Contrast Checker
Color Contrast Checker

The Colour Contrast Check Tool allows to specify a foreground and a background colour and determine if they provide enough of a contrast “when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen”

Em Calculator
Em Calculator

Em Calculator is a small JavaScript tool which helps making scalable and accessible CSS design. It converts size in pixels to relative em units, which are based on a text size.

What the Font
Upload an image file, the it will identify the font

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