Finding the best way to implement type on the web these days is no simple task. The options for good-looking, functional online fonts are limited, and issues of licensing are complicated. But as more and more design is created for the web, the importance of great type online - and the need for it - is only growing.
In this webcast, typographer Christian Schwartz addresses the pressing problem of type for the web. He provides a comprehensive overview of what's at stake, and sheds light on how you, as a designer, can navigate the world of web fonts and find the best solutions for your own work. You'll learn:
- The pros and cons of the different ways to implement non-standard type choices on the web.
- Why @font-face still isn't ready for prime time.
- Plus: A peek at the future of type on the web
About the presenter:
Christian Schwartz is a type designer based in Baltimore and New York City. He is also a partner, along with London-based designer Paul Barnes, in Commercial Type, which specializes in custom typefaces for clients ranging from T: The New York Times Style Magazine and The Guardian to Deutsche Bahn and the Empire State Building. In 2007, Schwartz was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot by the Association Typographique Internationale.