outfit

Open Fonts in 2022

special thanks to

supported by

presented by

@andyfitz

@davelab6 

FONT

CHOICE

MATTERS

I

will

always

find

you

Parisienne

I

will

always

find

you

I

will

always

find

you

Parisienne

Nosifer

font files

it’s been wild

1986 ~ 2006

trash commoditisation

2007-NOW...

community power

image/svg+xml

Nicolas Spalinger & Victor Gaultney

a brief history of typography

1040

Song Dynasties  – First movable type

~1200s

1450

Metal type from Korea

is.gd/movabletype

Gutenburg Bible

early 1900's

Beatrice Warde

1760 – 1840

Industrial revolution

People who love ideas
must have a love of words.


They will take a vivid interest in
the clothes that words wear

 

Beatrice warde

AKA “Paul Beaujon”

a brief history of
digital typography

1968

Digiset 50T1 - CRT phototypesetting

Digi Grotesk

Rudolph Hell

1978

TEX and METAFONT

Donald Knuth

1984

Macintosh

Steve Jobs

1984

Postscript
(macOS1 Helvetica, Times, Courier)

John Warnock, Chuck Geschke, Doug Brotz, Ed Taft, Bill Paxton

1989 

Truetype

(Win3 macOS 7 )

Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New

end of the cold war

Apple / Microsoft

1991

Globalisation push

Unicode Consortium

1996

OpenType

  • Unicode Support
  • Ligatures
  • Small Caps
  • Stylistic Alternates

Microsoft + Adobe

image/svg+xml
image/svg+xml

&

&

2009

Webfonts

 

Google Fonts Proposed
(launched following year)

Mozilla, Opera, W3C

2016

Variable Fonts

Harfbuzz (was pango)  & Freetype

Behdad Esfahbod

image/svg+xml
image/svg+xml

%$‘’{en

2022

COLRv1 Gradient Vector Fonts

Custom Emoji !!!

Google

Today!

GitHub,  GitLab

... and the wild west

image/svg+xml Robert Martinez Open Font Library

fontlibrary.org

open-foundry.com

velvetyne.fr

fonts.google.com

design-research.be

image/svg+xml

GET A FONT

Runebender

MFEK

darling of the day

old standard
+fontographer

hackable & modern

Free as in freedom

Emerging & Rusty

New and ambitious

PUT A FONT

designwithfontforge.com

CI  CD

/

Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery

Fontmake

    googlefonts/fontmake

GF Tools

    googlefonts/gftools

FontTools

    fonttools/fonttools/tree/main/Snippets

    googlefonts/fontbakery

github.com/googlefonts/Unified-Font-Repository

Creating a typeface in 2022

Will hurt your feelings
and make your font great

cool future, is cool

raphlinus.github.io

@raphlinus

penpot.app

new splines

ginger

jellyfish

goose

maracas

black bird

Unicode 15 Emoji

shaking face

flute

donkey

mooseface

hand fan

pea pod

wing

comb

lavender

+ more

outfit

thank you

special thanks to

supported by

presented by

@andyfitz

@davelab6