flatshoestattoos: The above message came by way of a very special fortune cookie a few years ago. Sometimes we need to be reminded, & that’s OKAY. As long as we remember. We all create in different ways—whatever that means to you, please don’t stop. Featuring a bold slab serif typeface aptly titled, chunk (c/o The League of Moveable Type). By the way—if you’ve never heard of these guys...
Also, we’ve got some great new stuff coming up really really soon. We’re finishing up in the next few days, collecting some new stuff we think you’ll really like.
jk-keller asked: Why does League Gothic not have double quotes?
How GitHub Works →
Some awesome insights on how Github runs their company the right way. Set in Ostrich Sans, of course. Zach is one of our favorite people to follow – knows his stuff, both programming & design, and says what he means. Check out the embedded slides above or head over to his site & listen to the audio for his talk.
nulbloc asked: I apologize if this has been asked already or covered in the license, but I want to make sure before I invest a lot of time. Does the OFL permit me to use a font as a logotype/my logo? Would my logo be copyrightable/trade markable? Specifically I'm talking about Orbitron, but may go another direction.(You guys provide a lot of great fonts!) It's currently my tumblr avatar. Is that type...
Quick Typo Alert
In that last question we answered about OFL & apps, we wrote, Essentially, as long as you’re not selling the program, and not just the font, it’s not a problem. That really should have been “Essentially, as long as you’re selling the program, and not just the font, it’s not a problem.” Whoops. Hopefully that didn’t screw anyone up. Thanks to all our peeps on twitter who...
Anonymous asked: Hi there - I've looked through the Open Font License but didn't see a statement specifically pertaining to embedding LoMT fonts in (iOS) apps. Is that allowed with attribution for all League fonts? Thanks - chad martin chad|at|pivotalaction|daught|com
blloyddesign asked: what font management application do you use?
Anonymous asked: It's a pity that many of your fonts don't cover Latin Extended-A charset (I checked out Ostrich Sans, Sorts Mill Goudy, Goudy Bookletter, League Gothic and Junction). I love them and would love to use them, but on Polish websites it's impossible. Only Funwood was a lovely surprize :) Hope to see other fonts with a few of those additional letters some day.
Anonymous asked: Are your fonts free to use?
Micah got interviewed on The Changelog! We chatted about some of the tech behind making fonts & The League itself, how awesome our supporting members are, and the history & future plans. It was tons of fun to do, and Adam & Wynn were fantastic hosts. If you were piqued by anything we talked about, feel free to ask us a question!
Anonymous asked: Where has Flaminia disappeared to? I definitely recall it being there, and wayback machine proves me right, but it's as if the font vanished. Why is that?
For our body copy, we picked Calluna because it’s was great for the style we need, but a bunch of loyal Windows users have sent us screenshots that it’s not rendering so well on their machines, so we’ll probably be switching fonts soon. I want to keep the style the same, and Barry recommended a couple fonts that I’m interested in testing out, so we’ll try to push a...
Redesign Launch, 200 OK!
This morning, The League launched a big update, probably the biggest since our first launch, which if you haven’t read about yet, you should. There’s been a ton of awesome feedback & support from everybody, and The League is intensely grateful. We’ve got a handful of Supporting Members already, and tons of awesome tweets. There were a couple interesting debates that cropped...
A Complete Redesign
Dearest Followers, Typography Lovers, and Supporters, I write to you today as Micah Rich, one of the original founders of The League. I’ve been working the past few weeks on a few major changes that I’m far too excited not to share with you. I have so much to tell you, but to start, let’s talk about how The League’s updated it’s branding, site, & blog. The...
Help Improve Web Typography with ttfautohint
“ttfautohint is a neat little program that takes an unhinted TrueType font and hints it using FreeType’s autohinting system. This brings the excellent quality of FreeType to platforms which don’t use it to draw text, like Microsoft’s, and yet also require hinting for text to look good.” Hinting is one of the hardest and worst parts about making a font. We know because our...
League Ghotic Extended (open sourcing ftw!)
Oh hey, someone took League Gothic and extended it! Ahh, the beauty of open source! This is exactly the kind of things that we had hoped to spark when we first started The League. Motivate people to do something useful that would benefit everyone and the internet! Thanks Dannci for helping all of us out! typethefont: We all love League Ghotic font from theleagueofmoveabletype.com So I...
from anonymous: They made this pixel font FontStruct http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/389733
Titillium - open source font →
jameswang asked: Had to know: Arial or Helvetica? :)
chipcullen asked: Have you guys considered submitting the league's fonts to the Google Font directory?