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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.

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The Mueller Report is bad Design

A designer was obviously not consulted in the typing up and laying out of the Muller Report, because the typography is poor. The design of the Muller Report is reminiscent of an older time in which typography was not written, edited, and set on a computer. Instead, the report is reminiscent of an era of typewriters and printing presses. 

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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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How Artificial Intelligence is being used in typography

Artificial Intelligence is being used to improve every industry, including typography. In typography designers and companies alike are researching methods of how they can put computers to work to make everything from pairing fonts to kerning easier. 

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Reflecting on Designing a Typeface: Robert III

I have spent months developing my latest typeface, Robert III. While there is still a lot of work to be done it is always good to take time and reflect on what you have done and what you have learned.

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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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30 Great Free Fonts

Designers are always searching for the next best typeface that they can use for their project. But sometimes you and your client don’t have the budget to purchase a new typeface for your project. So here is a list of the best typefaces that are online and can be used for both display and text.

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Exploring End User Licensing Agreements

Protecting the design of your typefaces is important, but legal is hard. Learn about End User Licensing Agreements (EULA) for type design, how other foundries have crafted their EULA and help build an Open Source EULA generator that everyone can use.

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Do We Really Need Another Helvetica?

Every designer has an opinion on Helvetica. With the release of Monotypes Helvetica Now we discuss whether the world really needs another version of Helvetica?

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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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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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Welcome to Type Blog

Welcome to Type Blog. A place where Alex John Lucas shares information about designing typefaces, and typography at large.

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