Some Typography Links VII

SKWAR — Heydon Pickering made a hard-edged monospaced variable font. The axes are width and weight.
Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts Book — Dan Cederholm has been making fonts, like Captain Edward and Ship Whistle and has turned his learnings into a book.
The perfect cross-platform serif and sans-serif font stacks — Daniel Aleksandersen has lots of details about pre-installed fonts across operating systems, like: Mac and iOS also come with Helvetica Neue preinstalled. It addresses some of Helvetica’s legibility issues … On Windows, you might find a more modern version of Arial called Arial Nova. Arial Nova makes much the same legibility improvements and compromises as Helvetica Neue.
Pairing fonts – 3 ways to find great typeface combinations — Oliver Schöndorfer says it’s an artistist decision so don’t be afraid to try stuff. But also, do you even need more than one? If so, have a reason. Repeat your font choices as often as you can, and only when something does not work in a given situation, add a new style.
Twitter thread about Really Sans — Riley Cran gets into optical sizing and how Really Sans […] is a sans serif typeface with two optical sizes. The small optical size works for text. The large optical size revives the tone of the 1970s headlines. I see Riley is using the pricing model based on # of employees rather than pageviews which I love.
Helvetica® Now Variable — I think having major fonts like Helvetica, that a lot of brands rely on, is the kind of thing that pushes the needle on variable fonts forward.
Fonts in the Twilight Zone — John Boardley looks at some rather unclassifiable fonts: Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods.
Coding with Character — Doug Wilson looks at coding typefaces: If you spend all day looking at code, letters, and characters—why not make it fun? I’m down.

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