A comprehensive collection of the best typography resources from around the web—including the best typography blogs, books, tools and learning resources for 2023.
My own typography course that was over a year in the making. Used by the internal design team of a large social media company, in the design curriculum of a major university and by designers all over the world
A free online book (although you should donate if you find it useful) that covers the fundamentals of web typography.
A summary of Robert Bringhurst’s typography-bible The Elements of Typographic Style and how it applies to the web.
A complete curriculum on the typographic arts structured as a workbook.
A Wikipedia article about the origins of Western typography. Highly recommended reading for all designers.
A nice overview of everyday typographic challenges.
A glossary of common typography terminology.
The encyclopedia of typefaces.
A complete history of typography in a 5 minute paper-letter animation.
French type foundry established in 2017. See Louize.
Type foundry set up by the London-based design studio A2/SW/HK in 2010. See Regular and Battersea Slab.
Italian type foundry established by Joseph Miceli in 2006. See Bianco Sans and Bianco Serif.
Chicago-based type foundry established in 2013. See ATC Harris and ATC Ripley.
French type foundry established by Matthieu Salvaggio in 2016.
Dutch type foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen in 2008. See Nitti and Nitti Grotesk.
Prague-based type foundry established by Tomáš Brousil and Radek Sidun. See BC Falster Grotesk.
Type division of French design studio Bureau Brut founded in 2017. See Traulha.
German type collective established by Maurice Göldner, Katharina Köhler and Wolfgang Schwärzler. See Graebenbach.
London/New York City-based type foundry established in 2009. See Apercu and Relative.
A joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, who have worked together since 2004. They publish their own fonts as well as fonts designed by an international team of collaborators. See Publico and Atlas Grotesk.
Type foundry established in 1991 with offices in London and Brazil. See Aktiv Grotesk and Effra.
Brooklyn-based studio established by Joshua Darden in 2004. See Freight Text and Freight Sans.
Global type collective established by Daniel McQueen in 2012. See Morion and Gordita.
Swiss type foundry established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. See Favorit and Ginto.
Portugal-based type foundry established by Dino dos Santos in 1994. See Acta Display and Leitura News.
American type foundry established by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko in 1984. See Mrs Eaves and Filosofia.
Netherlands-based foundry of type designer Jos Buivenga. See Museo Slab and Calluna.
Berlin-based type foundry established by Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar in 2012. See Baton and Beausite.
Boston-based type foundry established in 1989. See Benton Sans and Miller.
Berlin-based type foundry established by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody in 1990. See FF Meta Serif and FF Tisa.
Athens, Georgia-based type foundry established by Mattox Shuler in 2013. See Industry and Abolition.
Sydney-based type studio of Dave Foster. See Blanco.
Brooklyn-based type foundry established by Tobias Frere-Jones. See Mallory and Exchange.
Norwegian type foundry established by Kenneth Knutsen in 2016. See Adieu and Opposit.
Swiss type foundry established by Noël Leu and Thierry Blancpain in 2009. See GT Walsheim and GT Haptik.
New York City-based type foundry formerly known as Hoefler & Frere-Jones. See Gotham and Sentinel.
American type foundry established by Andy Cruz and Rich Roat in 1993. See Neutraface and Eames Century Modern.
Germany-based type foundry of Hannes von Döhren established in 2008. See Brandon Grotesque and Supria Sans.
India-based type foundry established by Satya Rajpurohit and Peter Biľak in 2009. See Poppins and Rajdhani.
Germany-based type foundry of Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura established in 2004. See Lapture and Facit.
New Zealand-based type foundry of Kris Sowersby established in 2005. See Tiempos Text and Galaxie Copernicus.
An open-source type foundry with collaborators from all around the world. See Raleway and Sorts Mill Goudy.
Swedish type foundry established by Göran Söderström. See Eksell Display and Trim Poster.
Swiss type foundry established in 1993. See Circular and Akkurat.
Swiss type foundry established by Luzi Gantenbein in 2013. See Beirut and Buenos Aires.
Type designer based in Minnesota. See Proxima Nova and Grad.
Berlin/Zurich-based type foundry established in 2010 by Timo Gaessner and Alexander Colby. See Maison Neue and Maison Mono.
Norwegian type foundry established by Frode Bo Helland and Sindre Bremnes. See Satyr and Vinter.
German type foundry established by Armin Brenner and Markus John in 2015. See Tilde.
Chicago-based studio of type designer Jackson Cavanaugh. See Alright Sans and Harriet.
Swiss type foundry started by Gilles Gavillet and David Rust. See Theinhardt and Stanley.
Icelandic type foundry established by Guðmundur Úlfarsson and Mads Freund Brunse in 2013. See Separat and L10.
Belgium-based type foundry established in 2002 by Fred Smeijers. See Arnhem and Fakt.
New York-based type foundry established by Richard Kegler and Carima El-Behairy. See P22 Underground.
Danish type foundry. See Berlingske Serif.
Minnesota-based type foundry established by Eric Olson in 2002. See Colfax and Maple.
Paris-based type foundry established by Jean-Baptiste Levée. See Granville and Columbia Sans.
German type foundry established by Lukas Schneider in 2017. See Damien and Dinamit.
London-based type foundry established by Radim Peško. See Larish Neue and Fugue.
Berlin/Helsinki-based type foundry established by Florian Schick and Lauri Toikka in 2010. See Noe Display and Dia.
New York City-based type foundry established by Lucas Sharp and Chantra Malee in 2015. See Ogg and Sharp Grotesk.
Swiss type foundry established by Maxime Buechi, Ian Party, Emmanuel Rey and Lucie de Palma. See Simplon and Euclid Flex.
German type foundry established by Fabian Fohrer and Fabian Huber in 2015. See Fabrik and Moderat.
Baltimore-based foundry of Tal Leming. See Balto and Torque.
Partnership between type designers Veronika Burian and José Scaglione established in 2006. See Adelle and Adelle Sans.
Los Angeles-based design studio and type foundry of Silas Dilworth. See Heroic Condensed.
Netherlands-based type foundry established in 1999 by Peter Biľak. See Plan Grotesque and Fedra Serif.
New York City-based type co-op founded in 2005. See Galaxie Copernicus and Galaxie Polaris.
Formerly known as Typekit, the entire Adobe Fonts collection is included with all Creative Cloud plans. Everything is available for both desktop and web use (with unlimited pageviews). Check out a list of my favorite fonts available on Adobe Fonts.
The largest collection of fonts on the web. Buy web fonts and host them yourself with their self-hosted kit.
Another huge selection of fonts. Owned by Monotype, the parent company of MyFonts.
Another Monotype-owned property with a big selection of fonts.
Doesn’t have as big a selection as MyFonts but has very friendly licensing terms for both desktop and web.
Hoefler & Co.’s web font service. Starts at $99/year, with your choice of five font families included.
A collective of independent type designers and foundries. Much of their library isn’t available in the Monotype-owned shops.
Rent fonts monthly for a fraction of the retail price and then own forever after 12 months (web fonts included).
Google’s free web font hosting service. Some excellent options available such as Work Sans and Space Mono.
A review of new typefaces and commentary on typographic design.
A blog about all things typography related that’s been around since 2007.
The blog of 8 Faces magazine curated by Jamie Clarke and Elliot Jay Stocks.
FontShop’s blog featuring font recommendations, typography techniques and inspiration.
A forum for professionals that requires people to use their real names. Full of thoughtful and meaningful discussions.
Another online typography community—includes latest news and an active font identification board.
Typography inspiration for the modern web.
An archive of fonts in use in the real world.
A blog focusing on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s as well as contempory designers inspired by that time period.
Packaging design inspiration.
A curated collection of nice typography featuring mostly print work.
Hand lettering inspiration.
Another excellent inspiration site featuring mostly hand lettering.
Sadly this is no longer updated but it contains a huge archive of 1300+ book covers making it an indispensable resource.
Upload an image and it magically tells you the name of the font—works surprisingly well.
Font Squirrel’s new font identification tool—features a slick and smooth interface, however, the font library it pulls from is somewhat limited.
A browser extension available for Chrome, Safari and Firefox that lets you identify, try, buy and bookmark fonts on a webpage.
Install this bookmarklet to identify and save samples of web fonts.
Identify a font by answering a series of questions.
Displays font usage data from the top one million websites.
Typewolf’s own comprehensive guide to using proper typographic characters, including correct grammatical usage.
Practice your kerning and see how you compare to experts.
A typographic dating game that helps you pick perfect font combinations.
Displays preview text using all the fonts installed on your system.
Another nice tool for previewing all the fonts on your system.
See a complete list of my favorite typography books.
If you read only one book about typography, read this one.
Jason Santa Maria’s book about how to apply classical typography principles to the web.
Stephen Coles’ book will make you better at identifying typefaces.
Ellen Lupton’s excellent intro to typography.
Erik Spiekermann’s classic book on typography—recently updated with new info on web typography.
First released in 1971, this is considered the industry standard typography book. There is also a nice online companion to the book.
A visual survey of 320 of the most iconic typeface designs from the year 1454 to 2015. My favorite typogaphy book to casually flip through.
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An international organization created to support excellence in typography.
Association Typographique Internationale is an international organization dedicated to typography.
An international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to typography and its admirers.