Alex John Lucas a Typeface Designer
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Type Blog

Type Blog is a blog dedicated to Typography. It addresses topics regarding the typeface design process, font design, and typography. Type Blog is a work of the typeface designer Alex John Lucas.

Posts in Beginner Resources
FontLab vs Robofont vs GlyphsApp

What is the best typeface design software for me? A common question from people starting out in typeface design is: “Which software should I purchase?” Take a quiz that will show you which type design software is best for you!

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Best Places Online to Learn about Typeface Design

Finding tools online about typeface design can be easy. I have compiled a list of the best blogs, websites, and resources for typography and typeface design.

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Spacing an Italic Typeface

Spacing a font can be difficult and frustrating. Learn a trick that makes spacing an italic typeface 100 times easier.

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How to Make an Italic

An important part of designing a typeface is to create an italic that goes along with the roman. Learn how to design and italic typeface.

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Breaking down Typographic Inspiration

Existing typefaces often are one of the biggest sources of inspiration for designing a new typeface, therefore analyzing existing typefaces offers a deeper understanding of how type is constructed. Learn two methods of how I break down typographic inspiration for my designs.

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Creating Bold and Light Weights

Changing the weight of your typeface can seem a daunting task. This guide will offer some tips and important information to know before jumping into creating bold and light weights.

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5 Tips To Designing A Typeface Like A Pro

Are you starting to design a typeface? Check out these 5 shortcuts that will make your workflow faster and more efficient.

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Best Fonts You’ve Never Heard Of

Most designers end up using the same fonts for every project. This is an ongoing list of fonts you have probably never heard of but should be using in your designs.

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How to Space a Typeface

The spacing of your font is more important than the design of your letters. This post dives into the basics of spacing a typeface including tips and tricks to make sure your typeface is perfectly spaced.

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Typeface Design Reading list

Books on designing typography are difficult to come by. This is an ongoing list of the best books and articles about typeface design.

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Digitizing a Typeface: Part 1

Wanting to design a typeface? This series of articles provides insight into all of the tips and trick you need to begin digitizing a typeface. It is a step by step instruction, with some inside tips, on how to take your drawings and turn them into digital drawings for your typeface.

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Sketching a Typeface

How do you begin to design a typeface? This is a general overview of how to begin to sketch a typeface.

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Font Pairing Guide

Ever had problems deciding how to pair fonts? This blog post and and infographic provide an easy introduction to pairing fonts.

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3 Steps to Start Designing Typefaces

These are the 3 steps that I use when I begin to design a new typeface.

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