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  • 5 typography tools to save you time

    Often the component of a design project that drags out the most is the typography. Trying to find suitable fonts, checking to see if they’re available across various platforms and making sure they pair together well are all tasks that

    Often the component of a design project that drags out the most is the typography. Trying to find suitable fonts, checking to see if they’re available across various platforms and making sure they pair together well are all tasks that can eat into time.

    If you could manage to streamline these tasks, you could get more projects complete allowing you to be paid more often.

    I’ve compiled a list of websites I like to use that ultimately help me make quicker decisions and overall yield better results.

    1. https://typeanything.io/
      typeanything

      Type anything really is the go to for web font pairing. It cleverly allows you to style displayed Typekit fonts in headings and body copy.
    2. http://wordmark.it/
      wordmarkit
      Wordmark.it uses the fonts installed on your computer to display whatever words you type into the text box so you can quickly decide on a font without the labour of scrolling through font viewers.
    3. http://fontpair.co/
      fontpairco
      Font pair has the same purpose as Type Anything, but it uses Google fonts instead. I can’t explain how invaluable these two have been for me.
    4. https://www.fontspring.com/matcherator
      matcherator
      Have an old record or poster that you need to identify a font from? No sweat, just take a photo and upload it to the Matcherator and let it list a bunch of potential matches for you.
    5. https://www.reddit.com/r/identifythisfont/
      redditfont
      Sometimes you just can’t beat good old elbow grease and reddit always provides plenty of answers to font related questions you may have and definitely many more you don’t.

     

     

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