Sidenote: Tiempos and its sibling Tiempos Headline look beautiful on the web too. Pretty much can’t wait until these are available for general web use.
Just a few of the many alternate glyphs in Tomáš Brousil’s new Tabac Sans superfamily — a linear, humanist face that does double duty for both text and titles, with support for more than 40 languages.
Nautical, one of three new premium Tumblr themes released today, is a terrific collaboration between designer Meagan Fisher and the team at MetaLab. Aside from the detailed illustration work, it’s a perfect application of Barry Schwartz’s Goudy Bookletter 1911 typeface, served via one of FontSquirrel’s pre-made font-face kits. Pick it up for $19.
Apple has made some puzzling decisions over the last few years that leave one wondering if they really care about typography as much as they did in the 1980s when the Mac launched the desktop publishing revolution.
— From Stephen Coles’ detailed analysis of the iPad’s typographic failings, in which he provides a short history of Apple’s achievements in the field, and a list of eight areas in need of improvement (from justification and hyphenation woes to the absence of support for embeddable typefaces and
@font-face). A key observation: where Helvetica was a smart UI choice on the iPhone with its high PPI count, Stephen finds it “muddy” and borderline illegible at smaller sizes on the iPad’s much lower-resolution display.
Brandon Grotesque is a sans serif family of six weights plus matching italics, designed by Hannes von Döhren.
Influenced by the geometric-style sans serif faces that were popular during the 1920s and 30s, the fonts are based on geometric forms that have been optically corrected for better legibility. Brandon Grotesque has a functional look with a warm touch.
David Cole of Sleepover:
Our new theme, Rubber Cement, has arrived in the Theme Garden! Enjoy this demonstration. While it lacks the extensive customization of our previous release, this petite theme is still flexible in all the right places. It even has support for pages and answer posts! Nice, neat, and a touch retro, Rubber Cement will catch the eye of discerning young moderns everywhere.
Lovely! My next theme, which is almost done, makes liberal use of the League of Moveable Type’s League Gothic typeface also.