Font furore as State Department retires Times New Roman for retired Calibri

In a heartwarming callback to the absurdly low-stakes controversies of the Obama era, the State Department is making extremely small waves by officially retiring the old workhorse Times New Roman font

Twitter’s web redesign isn’t as accessible as it should be, experts say

After teasing its new font in January, Twitter made some major changes to its website and app design this week. But while Twitter framed these updates as making the platform “more accessible,” som

Microsoft’s new default font options, rated

Calibri, we hardly knew ye. Microsoft’s default font for all its Office products (and built-in apps like WordPad) is on its way out and the company now needs your help picking a new one. Let&#82

Anti-utopian type design with Monotype’s Charles Nix

Monotype recently introduced a new typeface called Ambiguity, created by its chief type designer, Charles Nix. Its unusual proportions deliberately challenge typographical conventions, going wide wher

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get a new font for faster reading

Google today announced that it is bringing a new font to Docs, Sheets and Slides that was explicitly designed to improve reading speeds. The new font, Lexend, was developed by Thomas Jockin, who is pr

This free, ugly font is made from hideously gerrymandered districts

There are a lot of ugly fonts out there, but outside Papyrus, few illustrate a deeper sickness in our society. A new typeface called Ugly Gerry does just that: Each letter is formed from the shape of

Iconic font company Monotype is getting acquired by PE firm HGGC for $825M

A new chapter is opening up for Monotype, the font and imaging technology specialist that is associated with some of the more iconic evolutions in typefaces in the digital age (if you know Times New R

Typekit is now Adobe Fonts and part of all Creative Cloud plans

Adobe today announced that Typekit, the company’s subscription service and marketplace for fonts that it acquired in 2011, is getting a new name. The service is now called Adobe Fonts. What&#821

Adobe brings visual search to its Typekit font service

Say you have a photo of a billboard or poster that you like and you want to find the font the designer used. Typically, that involves a lot of trial and error, but Adobe Typekit is launching a new fea

Adobe partners with Google to launch new open-source pan-CJK font

A few years back, Adobe and Google teamed up to launch a new open-source font for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages. Today, the two companies are expanding on this project with the launch o

Adobe’s Typekit subscription service now lets you buy individual fonts, too

Typekit, the font subscription service Adobe acquired back in 2011, always offered an all-you-can-use model for accessing the thousands of fonts in its library. That model isn’t going away, bu

Fonts In Chrome For Windows Will Look Better Soon

Google released the latest beta version of its Chrome browser today, and if you're a Windows user on a machine that runs at least Vista, fonts will now look better on your screen. That's because the C

Adobe Partners With Google To Release Open-Source Font For Chinese, Japanese And Korean Languages

Adobe and Google today announced the launch of a new open-source font for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages that covers 65,535 glyphs, making it one -- if not the -- largest font to cover t

Creative Market Previews Its API For A Digital Asset Marketplace With Photoshop Extension

Creative Market, the online store for creative digital assets, including graphics, themes, templates and fonts, this week introduced a new Photoshop extension that's designed to preview the power of i

Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More

Google today <a href="">announced</a> that it is bringing web fonts to Google Docs. Thanks to this update, you can now u

Introducing Dotsies: The Space-Saving Font

When last I met with Craig Muth it was in lovely Columbus, Ohio and he was a down-to-earth hacker working on, a site dedicated to making the world a better place. Clearly a useful and nob

Nokia Ditches Old Familiar Font For Shiny New One

<img src="" />Before reading the following post, I suggest you make peace with your Maker because it’s <i>so intense</i> you may jus