Monthly Archives: August 2010

FontShop’s Education Page is more than a site that sells fonts — we want to help you do great work too. That’s why we created our new Education page. Enhance your design skills, whether you’re a student in Type 101 or a seasoned professional.

The Education page premieres with four docs filled with typography tips and tutorials from our team of experts. The PDFs are formatted for easy downloading and printing, perfect for the classroom or studio.

Meet Your Type: A Field Guide to Typography

Why settle for casual flirtation when looking for a long-lasting relationship? Finding the perfect match is easy if you know the rules. “Meet Your Type” will help you overcome common obstacles, and keep your heart thumping for your one true love: typography.

Created in collaboration with students at Brigham Young University, this fully illustrated booklet is written in a casual, light-hearted tone that’s easy to read, and hard to put down. Packed with useful textbook info — without the boring textbook text.

Download Meet Your Type on the Education page.

Erik Spiekermann’s TypoTips: Seven Rules for Better Typography

Ever since the invention of “desktop publishing” designers still make the same classic blunders in typesetting, even in top-quality printed matter. Erik Spiekermann, FontShop founder, designer of FF Meta®, and co-author of the classic typographer primer “Stop Stealing Sheep”, offers his top tips for steering clear of the most obvious but common mistakes.

Download Erik Spiekermann’s Typo Tips on the Education page.

FontShop Education on Twitter

Erik Spiekermann: “NEVER use CAPITAL letters to accentuate words in running copy. They STICK OUT far too much. Use italics instead.”

Follow @TypeTips on Twitter and keep sharp with regular excerpts from our Education docs and links to other useful typography info from around the web.

Read Education Docs Anywhere

Type Anatomy

FontShop Education docs were designed for easy reference wherever you need them — on your desktop screen, the printed page, or your mobile device. The PDFs read especially well in iBooks on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.