Here is an overview of font related resources:
Web sites & blogs
- Nice overview of fonts in OS X
- Extensis PDF guide to best font practices in OS X
- An overview by Apple about font support in OS X Tiger
- Scroll down on this page for pages that compare various font management tools
- The Microsoft typography site
- I love typography
- InDesignSecret’s list of their favorite sites
- Lists of the most popular fonts for print and for the web.
- The non-typographer’s guide to practical typeface selection
Suggestions for links are welcome. The tricky part is to find a site that offers high quality free fonts. After all I cannot recommend using just about any free font after telling you on other part of this site to stay away from those do-it-yourself amateur fonts
- Dafont seems to be a pretty popular site.
I quite like ‘The Non-Designer’s Type Book’ by Robin Williams which is a clear and well written book about typography. I haven’t read ‘Stop Stealing Sheep (and find out how type works)’ by Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger yet, nor ‘About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography.’ Both frequently are recommended in font-related discussions. ‘Types Best Remembered – Types Best Forgotten’ from Robert Norton is apparently a very funny book.
In my iPad I like the ‘FontBook’ app, which shows off the typefaces that FontShop offers.
Musea & old books
Allow me to be a bit of a chauvinist: the most beautiful museum there is about typography, book binding and printing is the Plantin-Moretus museum in Antwerp, Belgium. It is only a short tram ride from where I live.
I’ve also created a page about the Tsgrooten Antiphonary, a Flemish liturgical song book from the 16th century.