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My next installment of FreeFacing is on heavyweight fonts; those that are ink heavy black fonts. These fonts should be used large for capturing attention in displays and headlines. Some of my favourite heavyweights include Romeral, BP Diet, Olijo, Titillium Text and Komika Axis.
Some of the fonts have limited characters, lacking glyphs such as ampersands; you should always check that a font has all the glyphs you require before starting.
Here is a quick schematic of some of the better heavyweight fonts available freely to you. Below the diagram are links to 35 free fonts.
Since I will not be able to update this over the weekend after the finish of the group stage of the World Cup, I thought I would upload my football tracker update now. Well my New Zealand has not qualified, I am still very proud of them and they finished above the current holders Italy. This World Cup is certainly looking like a South American celebration.
As promised I have updated my earlier football tracker with current results, and changed some of my predictions accordingly. I have altered the graphic to read vertically to better suit the blog format and tried to make it a little more typographically interesting.
I will next update this at the end of the group stage.
Monday mornings have never started better than New Zealand drawing with Italy one all at the Football World Cup in South Africa. Go the All Whites. In honour of the occaision I customised the Museo typeface for football.
Here is my own attempt at creating a Football World Cup 2010 Infographic. I have created it like a movie timeline showing the interaction between characters over time. I will update it with the actual results later (such as my country own team, New Zealand, not getting past the first round).
Well, it looks like the BBC have an interactive version of my graph above.
Here is a schematic I created of the four different combination ideas using a variety of free fonts for FreeFacing. Each of the four combinations can be made using similar fonts. I have tried to show these similarities, and listed different fonts for each.
To read more:
In the fourth and final of Hoefler & Frere-Jones’ article on combining fonts, they combined similar fonts in a style called dignity. Each font has it’s own distinct role, either title, body text or sidebar, so that they do not get confused while showing off the merits of each.
4 – A palette with dignity: mix typefaces with similar proportions and give each a different role
A durable book serif for the body text, an elegant old style serif for the headings and a plain sans-serif for the quotes and sidebars.
3 – A palette with poise: mix typefaces with a similar line quality if they offer different textures
Combine a didot serif with a suave humanist sans-serif and a chunky slab serif.
2 – A palette with energy: mix typefaces from the same historical period whose families have different features.
I have combined a heavy slab serif, with a condensed geometric sans-serif and a robust book serif.