Illustrative type in use

Recreating the look of hand-made type and lettering digitally is a great way to soften and personalize website designs. Here we present a dozen recent examples that do this successfully.
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Site roundup: Fashion

Webfonts in the world of fashion website design
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May Rising Stars (as Webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts' features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers. Here's this month's selection
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March Rising Stars (as webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts’ features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers. Here's this month's selection.
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February Rising Stars (as Webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts’ features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers.
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December Rising Stars (as webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts’ features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers.
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January Rising Stars (as webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts’ features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers.
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November Rising Stars (as Webfonts)

Usage notes and full CSS-powered webfont specimens for November’s Rising Stars
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A guide to using illustrative fonts on the web

A hand crafted aesthetic is a very popular way of adding a personality to web pages that might otherwise come across as too “digital”, but there’s more to getting that casual appearance right than simply selecting a skinny, wobbly, all-caps font for your headings – so here’s our guide to getting your digits metaphorically dirty…
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