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Your font management system may be broken

We recently surveyed more than 2,000 designers about font usage, with the findings informing the lovely infographic below. This brought to light a few key, underlying findings:

  • About half the designers out there are using inferior and/or pirated fonts
  • Most designers don’t understand their licenses and are therefore subject to penalties, which can be substantially costly and embarrassing for their company or client

Font Shui: Restore Order & Balance to Your Font Universe [infographic]

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This spring, we released a new update for Suitcase Fusion™ 5, which integrates fonts right into your workflow. To inspire your typographic creativity, we’ve created our Fontspiration panel—a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography, in addition to vintage design gems.

More Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion!

We worked with artists all over the world on the original set of Fontspirations, and we just added more Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion to keep you inspired. Check ’em out!

More Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion!

Foundry: Suitcase Type Foundry
Typefaces: Orgovan Rounded
Artist: Blue Collar Agency

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Welcome to Tasty Type, our series that’s all about having fun with typography and stuff to eat—or in this case, drink. For our third Tasty Type, we wish you a very Hoppy Earth Day on April 22, 2014.

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A few weeks back, we released a new update for Suitcase Fusion™ 5, which integrates fonts right into your workflow. To inspire your typographic creativity, we’ve created our Fontspiration panel—a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography, in addition to vintage design gems.

We worked with artists all over the world on the following Fontspirations.

Introducing Fontspiration—New to Suitcase Fusion—WebINK Fontspiration by Sabeena Karnik

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Welcome to Dig This Design. Each month, we’ll showcase pioneering websites crafted by our peers—the creative teams and companies that push the envelope in our industry. Let’s dive into some inventive work that has recently caught our eye.

Dig This Design: Jack In The Box, Warby Parker, Jet Blue

Jack is Back (with extra bacon)

There’s no denying the gastronomic beauty of bacon. That’s why we’re excited about the new Bacon Insider from Jack in the Box. It’s the first burger to mix three full strips of bacon right in the patty. Now that’s smart! But what’s more appealing than the extra flavor is the campaign page they created for the 2014 Super Bowl. It entices with a rich, bright design reminiscent of a blue bird day on the farm. The entertaining, scroll-triggered motion design and a “Bork Blaster” arcade game will have you pining for a bacon-filled bite.

But let’s talk type. The main font is Halis Rounded by Ahmet Altun. This lovely typeface isn’t available as a web font, but our WebINK library has similarly stunning specimens such as Co Headline, Metallophile and Hermes Optimo.

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Finally. The easy way to mock-up web sites using Web Fonts.

Lucky you—you’ve landed on the latest edition of Let Creativity Flourish, our monthly series focused on innovative tools that can help you design a more beautiful world. This month, we’re sharing something smart and simple to streamline your workflow. Meet our Web Font Plug-in for Photoshop, a free tool for proofing and prototyping your work without leaving your design.

Let Creativity Flourish: Web Font Plug-in for Photoshop

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Before purchasing anything, test web fonts with FontDropper.

We’re bringing you the latest edition of Let Creativity Flourish, a series that delivers innovative tools and tips dedicated to helping you design a more beautiful world. This month, we’re featuring FontDropper, our bookmarklet utility that offers you the easiest way to test or design with web fonts from WebINK. You don’t need to be a WebINK customer and there’s nothing to download. FontDropper is free and lives right in your browser!

Let Creativity Flourish: The Free Tool for Web Font Exploration, FontDropper 1000

“Try before you buy” is great, especially when it comes to type.

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WebINK helps you beautify the web with typography

We’re bringing you the latest edition of Let Creativity Flourish, a series dedicated to helping you m­ake the world more beautiful with innovative design tools and creative tips. This month we’re featuring WebINK, our web font service that lets web designers boldly go anywhere creativity takes them.

Let Creativity Flourish: Make Your Type Count with WebINK. Oliver Reichenstein

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In the old days of website development, building a website included the process of selecting fonts that you knew would be on every user’s device. With today’s luxury of browsing the web using a multitude of devices, including tablets, mobile phones, and more, there are no longer any common fonts installed across all devices, effectively killing “web safe fonts.”

In this three-part webcast series typography expert, Thomas Phinney shows you how to select, implement and refine web fonts on your site to give your visitors the same, high quality, consistent experience on whatever device they happen to choose.

In case you missed the recent live webcasts, we are happy to provide webcast recordings for you to view at your convenience.

In Part 1, Thomas covers @font-face, web fonts and font selection.

View Part 1.

In Part 2, Thomas covers Setting Type for Web Sites.

View Part 2.

In Part 3, Thomas covers OpenType, The New Frontier

View Part 3.


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Join Thomas Phinney, our in-house typography guru, for part 3 of the Web Safe Fonts Are Dead Webcast series.

It’s the Wild West with web fonts online, but we’ll help you navigate a safe journey. You do not need to have attended the first 2 to get everything out of part 3!

Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Register to attend. Can’t attend? Register anyway, we’ll send you the recording to watch on your own time.

Get all the deets on the WebINK blog.

 


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