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Get a peek at the brilliant, wacky, inspiring pages from Notes on Type, and maybe learn something about typefaces, too.

Jim Krause

In this chapter from Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples, Jim Krause discusses working with multiple words in a design, including baseline configurations, strategies for using different fonts, and visual hierarchy.

Frank Romano interviews Jim Felici about the evolution to digital type, "automating" typography, and his most and least favorite fonts.

Jim Felici

Everyone looks at type, but the typographer has to see more, because eliminating all traces of visual discord is what elevates type from being merely legible to being comfortingly readable. Jim Felici, the author of The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type, Second Edition, explains how even the untrained eye suffers from badly set type (untrained doesn’t mean unsophisticated), and how discerning eyes are needed to set the fine type that readers deserve.

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Jason Teague

The short answer is that you can.

The slightly longer answer is that you can’t, at least not in any meaningful way yet.

The long answer is that the ability to download fonts has actually been a part of the CSS standard (the language used to create Web designs) for over 10 years. The snag comes with what font formats a given browser supports.

[NOTE: You may want to stop reading now, as the rest of this explanation might make your eyes bleed in frustration.] 

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