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Designer's Toolbox - Articles about Type and Typography

Designer's Toolbox

This is a valuable resource featuring articles on type & typography written by Steve Matteson, Ascender's Type Director. Each month brings fresh insights, information and fun facts on fonts that can entertain all your font friends.

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Typographic Organizations

Visit different association web sites for communication, action and information amongst the font and type community. Find organizations devoted to fonts, type, typography, and the related arts. Keep updated with the latest news, design conferences, newsletters and announcements.

Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) - http://www.atypi.org

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) - http://www.typesociety.org

TypeCon - the annual type conference sponsored by SOTA - http://www.typecon.com

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) - http://www.AIGA.org

Type Directors Club (TDC New York - http://www.tdc.org

Type Club of Toronto - http://www.typeclub.com

The Typographic Circle (London) - http://www.typocircle.co.uk


Font Tools

Find font tools used by professional type designers around the world.  Font editors, font identifiers, font management, font convertors, font cleanups and many font utilities to help you do special things with fonts that otherwise would take unusual time and effort.

Font Explorer X - workstation & server font mangament software: http://www.fontexplorerx.com/

FontLab type design software http://www.fontlab.com

Font identification website http://www.identifont.com

TrueType specifications and tools http://www.microsoft.com/typography

FontNuke - font cache cleanup for Mac OS X http://www.jamapi.com/pr/fn/